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Cayton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Cayton, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies near the coast, and on the Scarborough and Hull railway, 4 miles SSE of Scarborough, includes the hamlets of Deepdale and Killerby, and has a station on the railway. The parish contains also the township of Osgodby, and has a post office under Scarborough, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 3504; population, 556. The living is a chapelry annexed to the vicarage of Seamer in the diocese of York; joint net yearly value, £290 with residence, in the gift of the Archbishop of York. The church is chiefly in the Norman and Early English styles, and has an embattled tower. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. The Scarborough Water Company has works here.

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 parishCayton St. Leonard 
Poor Law unionScarborough 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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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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