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Burniston, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Burniston, a village and a township in Cloughton parish, N.R. Yorkshire, on the coast, 3½ miles NNW of Scarborough, with a post office under Scarborough, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage of township, 1480; population, 299. There are Wesleyan and Baptist chapels. The manor belongs to the Duchy of Lancaster.

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 parishScalby 
Poor Law unionScarborough 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Burniston from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO13
Post TownScarborough