Goathland  North Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Goathland like this:

GOATHLAND, or Goatland, a chapelry in Pickering parish, N. R. Yorkshire; in Pickering forest, on the York and Whitby railway, 9 miles SW of Whitby. It has a station on the railway; and its post town is Grossmont, under York. Acres, 10, 055. Real property, £1, 363. Pop., 518. Houses, 108. ...

The surface is mainly moor; but includes the vale of Goathland, with some charming scenery, and several pretty cascades. The site of an ancient British village is at Killing Pits. Hawks of extraordinary size anciently frequented the moors, and still are occasionally seen; and they were anciently in special request for the king's use. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of York. Value, £58. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church is modern.

Goathland through time

Goathland is now part of Scarborough district. Click here for graphs and data of how Scarborough has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Goathland itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Goathland, in Scarborough and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th June 2024

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