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West Ayton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Ayton, West, a village and a township in Hutton-Bushell parish, N.R. Yorkshire, on the Derwent river, 5 miles WSW of Scarborough. It has a station called Forge Valley, on a branch of the N.E.R. Acreage, 2335; population, 391. York is the post town. Remains exist of an ancient castle which belonged to the Evers or Eures and the Cliffords. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 West Ayton 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:

CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO13
Post TownScarborough