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Cloughton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

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.

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 
Civil parishScalby 
Poor Law unionScarborough 

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

Church Records

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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.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO13
Post TownScarborough