Filey  East Riding


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Filey like this:

Filey, watering-place, par., and township with ry. sta., on Filey Bay, partly in North-Riding but chiefly in East-Riding Yorkshire, 9 miles SE. of Scarborough and 237 miles N. of London--par., 3312 ac. and 367 foreshore, pop. 2697; township, 833 ac., pop. 2337; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper; is situated in a picturesque position on the cliffs, and has a splendid beach of hard sand. ...

Filey has important fisheries. The bay is considered to be well adapted for a harbour of refuge. Filey Brigg (formerly called the "File"), the N. boundary of the bay, is a ridge of rocks extending nearly ½ mile into the sea; it contains several caves.

Filey through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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