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Brotton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Brotton, a township and ecclesiastical parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the coast, with a station on the N.E.R., 1½ miles N of Saltburn-by-the-Sea, 6 NE by E of Guisbrough, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office called Brotton (R.S.O.) The parish contains also the townships of Kilton and Skinningrove and the mining hamlet of Carlin How. Acreage of township, 2076 of land and 321 foreshore; population, 3544; of ecclesiastical parish, 5622. Ironstone is extensively worked. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £300. Patron, the Archbishop. There are three dissenting chapels, a cottage hospital, and a church in the parish. The church is a new one in the Perpendicular style, erected in 1888; the old one is used aa mortuary chapel.

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 
Poor Law unionGuisborough 

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyRedcar & Cleveland
RegionNorth East
Postal districtTS12
Post TownSaltburn-By-The-Sea