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Hawsker with Stainsacre, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Hawsker-with-Stainsacre, a township in Whitby parish, N.R. Yorkshire, on the coast, 2½ miles SSE of Whitby. Hawsker station, on the N.E.R, is one-half mile distant. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Whitby. Acreage, 3795 of land, 18 of water, and 257 of foreshore; population, 1062. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £300. Patron, the Archbishop. The church was built in 1877, and is in the Early English style. There is a Wesleyan chapel, built in 1831 and restored in 1890. On Ling Hill is a lighthouse to warn vessels off the Whitby rock. Two upright stones are said to mark the spots where two arrows fell, shot by Eobin Hood and Little John from Whitby Abbey.

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 Hawsker with Stainsacre 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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