Cloughton, North Riding of Yorkshire
Cloughton, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, on the coast, 4¼ miles NNW of Scarborough, with a station on the N.E.R., and a post office under Scarborough; money order and telegraph office, Scarborough. Acreage, 3585; population, 571; of ecclesiastical parish, 992. Cliffs of gritstone and shales with fossils are here, and good building stone is quarried. There is a Druidi-cal circle. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Salby. The interior of the church is very handsome. It has been recently restored. The Queen's gift to this object was £225. A very handsome stained glass east window was given in memory of the father and mother of Frank Lockwood, Q.C., M.P. There is a very curious mural tablet, some 200 years old, to the memory of the Bower family of York. There are Wesleyan, Baptist, and Primitive Methodist chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Cloughton:
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Cloughton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Cloughton)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Cloughton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online: