"HINDERWELL, a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Langbargh; 8 miles NW. of Whitby"
"STAITHES, is a hamlet, in the parish of Hinderwell, in the same division and liberty as Skipton, 12 miles n.e. from Guisborough, and 11 n.w. from Whitby, situate on the coast of the North Sea, immediately under Cow-bar Nab. Fish curing is the principal occupation of the inhabitants, who are said to vie with Yarmouth in their method of preserving the herring. About one mile hence are the extensive Boulby Alum Works, belonging to Messrs. Baker and Jackson, superintended by Mr. George Westgarth : these works employ many of the industrious poor. Population returned with the parish, which contained, in 1831, 1,881 inhabitants, 1,698 of whom were returned for the township of Hinderwell, and 183 for that of Roxby.
Please see Skelton in Cleveland Parish for the 1834 trades directory for this hamlet. (Under Skelton)"
[Transcribed by Steve Garton ©2000 from
Pigot's directory (Yorkshire section) 1834]