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Flixton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Flixton, a village in Folkton parish, E.R. Yorkshire, on the Wolds, near the Hull and Scarborough railway, 6¼ miles S of Scarborough. An hospital was founded here in the time of Athelstan by Acchorn or Acehome, and afterwards bore the name of Carmans Spittle, bat was dissolved about 1535. The lord of the manor is the Earl of Londesborough, who is principal landowner.

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 
Civil parishFolkton 
Poor Law unionScarborough 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Flixton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East 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 districtYO11
Post TownScarborough