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Gristhorpe, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Gristhorpe, a township in Filey parish, in the N.R. Yorkshire, on the coast, and on the Hull and Scarborough railway, 2 miles NW of Filey, and 5½ from Scarborough. It has a station on the railway. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Filey. Acreage, including New-biggin, 1202 of land and 128 of foreshore; population, 199. The coast cliff here has a height of 280 feet, presents an interesting study to geologists, and is rich in fossil plants, &c. 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 
Civil parishFiley 
Poor Law unionScarborough 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Gristhorpe from the following:

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 districtYO14
Post TownFiley