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Folkton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Folkton, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The township lies near the coast, 3 miles from Cayton station on the N.E.R., and 9 S by E of Scarborough. It includes the hamlets of East and West Flotmanby. The parish contains also the village of Flixton. Post town, York; money order and telegraph office, Hunmanby. Acreage, 5499; population, 442. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net yearly value, £300 with residence. Patron, Colonel Mitford. The church is ancient, and has Norman doorway and font. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishFolkton St. John the Evangelist 
Poor Law unionScarborough 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Folkton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Folkton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online:

CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO11
Post TownScarborough