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East Ayton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Ayton, East, a township and chapelry in Scainer parish, N.R. Yorkshire, near the river Derwent, ½ mile from Forge Valley station on the N.E.R., and 4 SW of Scarborough. Post town, York; money order office, Brompton; telegraph office, Scarborough. Acreage, 2492; population, 353. Ironstone occurs. There are a chapel of ease and a Primitive Methodist chapel. The Earl of Londesborough is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The insurrection of 1548 began here.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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


Online maps of East Ayton 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