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Roseberry Topping, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Roseberry Topping, a mountain in Cleveland, N.R. Yorkshire, 3½ miles SSW of Guisbrough. It rises to an altitude of 1067 feet, and consists of oolite with iron ore and beds of alum and shells. It is crowned with remains of ancient British huts in a double series round its summit, and commands a very extensive view. Its ancient name was Othenesbergh or the " hill of Odin," and the present name does not occur until after 1600.

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 Roseberry Topping 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:

CountyRedcar & Cleveland