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Scalby, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Scalby, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the New Cut, which connects the Derwent with the sea, 3 miles NW of Scarborough, and has a station on a section of the N.E.R. and a post and money order office under Scarborough; telegraph office, Falsgrave. The township extends to the coast, and comprises 2302 acres of land and 131 of foreshore; population, 665; of the ecclesiastical parish, 1057. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to the Duchy of Lancaster. The parish contains also the townships of Newby, Throxenby, and part of Burniston. Wreahead and Scalby Hall are chief residences. The village is a favourite resort of summer visitors from Scarborough. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £391 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Norwich. The church is ancient, and was given about 1150 by Eustace Fitz-John to the Prior of Bridlington, in whose hands it remained till the Dissolution. It is chiefly Early English, and consists of chance!, nave, aisles, and embattled western tower; it was enlarged in 1862, and renovated in 1887. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an almshouse hospital, and other charities. Mompesson, the hero of Eyam during the Great Plague of 1666, was vicar. See EYAM.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishScalby St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionScarborough 

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO13
Post TownScarborough