"LYTHE, is a village, in the parish of its name, in the eastern extremity of Cleveland, North Riding, nearly 4 miles w.n.w. of Whitby. The village is seated upon an eminence, to the south of which is Mulgrave castle, the seat of the Right Hon. the Earl of Mulgrave ; the marine view from hence is peculiarly grand. The church, which is dedicated to St. Oswald, some few years since underwent a complete renovation ; the living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Archbishop of York. The Earl of Mulgrave is the impropriator of the great tythes, and owner of extensive alum works in the vicinity. The parish contained at the last census 2,110 inhabitants, and the township 1,116 of that number. Ruswarp is a charming little village and township, in the parish and borough of Whitby, 2 miles from that town ; situate on the banks of the Esk, which winds its picturesque way along the vale in which this village reposes. The iron suspension bridge across the Esk here, erected by the late Colonel Wilson, is a conspicuous ornament to the place ; and the extensive corn mills occupied by Mr. Elgie, are well worthy of notice. The township contained at the last census, 1,980 inhabitants.
Please see Whitby Parish for the 1834 trades directory for this parish."
[Transcribed by Steve Garton ©2000 from
Pigot's directory (Yorkshire section) 1834]