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Rimswick, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Rimswick, a fishing village in Hinderwell parish, N.R. Yorkshire, overhanging a bay of its own name, 8 miles NW of Whitby, and 1½ mile from Hinderwell station on the N.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Hinderwell. It consists of thatched or red-tiled cottages, on the slopes or tiers of a cliffy ascent, communicating with one another only by footpaths. The bay runs considerably inland, and is very picturesque. A cave called Hobhole, 70 feet by 20, has been excavated by the waves in alum rock, and can be entered at low-water. There are Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online: