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FYLINGDALES:
Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"FYLINGDALES, a parish in the liberty of Whitby Strand, North Riding county York, 5 miles S.E. of Whitby, its post town, and 12 N.W. of Scarborough. It is situated on the eastern coast, and includes the hamlets of Fylingthorpe, Parkgate, Normanby, Ramsdale, Robin Hood's Bay, and several other small places. Many of the people are employed in the fishing trade. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of York, value 120, in the patronage of the archbishop. The church is a stone edifice dedicated to St. Stephen. The parochial charities produce about 15 per annum. The Independents and Wesleyans have chapels at Robin Hood's Bay, and there is a National school for both sexes. George Cholmley, Esq., is lord of the manor."


"BAYNESS, a hamlet in the parish of Fylingdales, liberty of Whitby Strand, in the North Riding of the county of York, 8 miles to the S. of Whitby."


"NORMANBY, a hamlet in the parish of Fylingdales, North Riding county York, 4 miles S.E. of Whitby."


"PARK GATE, a hamlet in the parish of Fylingdales, North Riding county York, 5 miles S.E. of Whitby."


"RAMSDALE, a hamlet in the parish of Fylingdales, North Riding county York, 4 miles S.E. of Whitby."


"ROBIN HOOD'S BAY, a creek and village in the parish of Fylingdales, North Riding county York, 5 miles S.E. of Whitby. It is a coastguard station, and sub-port to Whitby, situated on the cliffs of the bay. A portion of the inhabitants are engaged in the fisheries."


"ROWE, a hamlet in the parish of Fylingdales, North Riding county York, 4 miles S.E. of Whitby."


"STOUPE, (or Stowborough), a hamlet in the parish of Fylingdales, liberty of Whitby Strand, North Riding county York, 9 miles N.W. of Scarborough, and 4 S.E. of Whitby. It is situated near the coast, on a cliff 893 feet in height. There are extensive alum works in the vicinity."


"STOW BROW, a hamlet in the township and parish of Fylingdales, North Riding county York, 5 miles S.E. of Whitby."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson 2003


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