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Newholm with Dunsley, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Newholm-with-Dunsley, a township in Whitby parish, N.R. Yorkshire, on the coast, 2¼ miles W of Whitby. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Whitby. It comprises the village of East Row, and the hamlets of Straggleton and Raithwaite. Acreage, 2196 of land and 88 of foreshore; population, 377. A maritime fort was built here by the Emperor Justinian, and a Roman road called Wade's Causeway went thence to Malton. The Danes, with a numerous force, landed here in 867. There is a Wesleyan chapel at Newholm, and service is conducted in the school-room at Dunsley.

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

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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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