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Kettleness, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Kettleness, a hamlet in Lythe township and parish, N.R. Yorkshire, on the coast, at the SE side of Rnnswick Bay,. with a station on the Whitby and Loftus branch of the N.E.R. Post town, Lythe, under Whitby. There were formerly alum works belonging to the Marquis of Normanby, and also fossiliferous cliffs. On December, 1829, part of the cliff gave way, and the whole hamlet glided down to the sea. The people found shelter on a vessel then lying off for alum.

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.


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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 districtYO21
Post TownWhitby