Goathland, North Riding of Yorkshire
Goathland, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, in Pickering Forest, on the York, Scarboro', and Whitby railway, 9 miles SW of Whitby, with a station, called Goathland Mill, on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under York. Acreage of the township, 9032; population, 497; of the ecclesiastical parish, 360. The surface is mainly moor, but includes the Vale of Goathland, with some charming scenery, and several pretty cascades, the finest, named Mallyan's Spout, having a fall of nearly 100 feet. 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 vicarage in the diocese of York, endowed by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and with Queen Anne's Bounty; gross yearly value,o£302 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The chnrch is modern. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, an excellent reading-room, and good accommodation in the village for visitors. There are also golf links, &c.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Goathland from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Goadland, or Goathland)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Goathland are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online: