The Ancient Parish of CAYTON
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"CAYTON, a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Pickering Lythe; 4 miles S. of Scarbro'. Here is an ancient church, dedicated to St. Leonard, also a small neat Methodist and Primitive Methodist chapel, and a school with an endowment of 1½1. per ann. Population, with Deepdale & Killerby, 447."
"DEEPDALE, 2 farm houses in the parish of Cayton, wapentake and liberty of Pickering Lythe; 1½ miles NNW. of Cayton, 2½ miles S. of Scarborough."
"EASTFIELD, a village in the parish of Cayton, did not exist pre 1900. The following Eastfield information was kindly supplied by Tina Morgan in 2007:
The Council estate was started about 1950 and Holy Nativity's foundation stone was laid in 1953 and was opened 1954 (not sure of the exact dates), there is a certificate on the wall which says 25th May 1954 (if I remember corectly.) Before 1950 there was a farm which was used later by the Council as a storage/works/office until about late 1980's when everythig was transfered to another building. The farm was owned by a family called Jackson who had it for many years, I cannot recall what the farm was called (I have tried to do some research on it for another party who was interested in its history). The barn to the farm was once used by a dance school (circa 1957) and run by a Miss Popplewell (now Mrs Mennell)."
"KILLERBY, in the parish of Cayton, wapentake and liberty of Pickering Lythe; ½ mile ESE. of Cayton, 4 miles ESE. of Scarborough."
"KILLERBY HALL, a farm house in the township and parish of Cayton; ½ mile ESE. of Cayton, 4 miles from Scarborough."
"OSGODBY, in the parish of Cayton, wapentake and liberty of Pickering Lythe; ¾ mile N. of Cayton, 3 miles S. of Scarborough. Pop. 72."
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]
- Here are photographs of Churches in the parish:
- Transcriptions of the Bisphop's Transcripts 1812 to 1860 have been supplied by Jean Schorfheide.
Please note that the records for 1 April 1817 to 31 May 1818, and 1838-1859 are missing.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory of 1823, of the North Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Cayton to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA055833 (Lat/Lon: 54.234545, -0.382898), Cayton which are provided by:
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- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
- (TA038838) Eastfield
- This parish is covered by the following Society: