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Aislaby (Whitby), North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Aislaby, a village, a township, and a chapelry in Whitby parish, N.R. Yorkshire, on the Esk river and the Whitby railway, 1 mile from Sleights station on the N.E.R., and 3 miles SW of Whitby. Post town, Sleights, under Whitby. Acreage, 1072; population, 340. A building limestone is quarried here, and was the material of Whitby Abbey and of several great modern works. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; value, —£110.

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 parishWhitby 
Poor Law unionWhitby 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Aislaby (Whitby) from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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