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Egton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Egton, a small market-town and a township in N.R. Yorkshire, half a mile NNE of Egton Bridge station on tin' N.E.R., and 7-½ miles WSW of Whitby, has a post office under Grosmont (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Grosmont. Its market-day is Tuesday, and fairs are held on the second Tuesday in January, on the Tuesday before 14 Feb., the second Tuesday in March, Tuesday before Palm Sunday, Tuesday before 13 May, and every Tuesday until 15 July, and one Tuesday in each of the following months, and on 5 Nov. for the hiring of servants. The township contains the hamlet of Egton Bridge. Acreage, 18,365; population of the township, 1329; of the ecclesiastical parish, 905. The vale of the Esk contains very beautiful scenery. Othei-spots also are interesting, but much of the rest of the surface is moor. Traces of an ancient British village occur at the edge of the moors at Egton Grange. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £296 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The ancient church of St Hilda was pulled down and rebuilt close to the town in 1878 at a cost of about o£4000. It is in the Norman style, and has a, nave, chancel, aisles, and south-western tower. Egton parish is the seat of a large Roman Catholic colony, which has been here from time immemorial. The handsome Roman Catholic Church at Egton Bridge seats 1000 people. In 1893 a new lodge was erected by the Fosters on the site of the old hall at Egton Bridge. It is a handsome building in Queen Anne style, and cost £15,000.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishEgton St. Hilda 
Poor Law unionWhitby 

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO21
Post TownWhitby