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Easington, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Easington, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the coast, with a station on the N.E.R., 9 miles E by N of Guisbrough, and has a post office (R S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Loftus. Acreage, 3767; population, 546. The hamlets of Boulby and Scaling Dam, and part of the village of Staithes, are in this township. The parish includes also the township of Liverton. Population, 1310. Part of the surface is high, and bears the name of Easington Heights or Rockcliffe, about 600 feet above sea-level. The living is a rectory, united with the perpetual curacy of Liverton, in the diocese of York; joint value, £454 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. There are two churches, for respectively Easington and Liverton; the former was entirely rebuilt in 1888.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishEasington-in-Cleveland All Saints 
Poor Law unionGuisborough 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Easington 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 Easington 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:

CountyRedcar & Cleveland
RegionNorth East
Postal districtTS13
Post TownSaltburn-By-The-Sea