The Ancient Parish of EGTON
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"EGTON, a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Langbargh; 7 miles SW. of Whitby, pleasantly situated on the edge of the moors bearing that name. The places of public worship are, the church, an ancient Gothic structure, dedicated to St. Hilda (see Churches for photograph), and consecrated by the Bishop of Damascus, June 18th, 1349, situated about half a mile from the town; the living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Archbishop of York, of which the Rev. Benjamin Richardson is incumbent. -Here is also a Catholic chapel, the Rev. John Woodcock, minister; also a Sunday school, supported by voluntary subscription.
Egton has a charter for a market and four annual fairs, granted by William the Third to Henry Viscount Longvilliers, in the 12th year of his reign. The markets were formerly considerable for corn and cattle, but now only held from the Tuesday before Palm Sunday, to Midsummer, weekly, and on the Tuesday before Old Michaelmas for cattle. Fairs, September 4, Tuesday before November 23, Tuesday before February 14, and Tuesday before May 13, for horned cattle, &c. a hiring for Servants, November 5. There is here a fine spring of water, called Cold Keld Well, much resorted to for strengthening weakly children. Egton parish consists of the following hamlets :- Egton Banks, Newbegin, Egton Grange, Delves, Hazlehead, Dawson Garth, Lace Rigg, Hollins, Limber hills, and Shorpitt. Pop. 1037."
Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
- Here are photographs of Churches etc. in the parish:
- St Hilda's Church, Egton. (The Church's website is here.)
- St. Hedda's Roman Catholic Church, Egton Bridge. (The Church's website is here.)
- The cemetery and chapel, Church Cliff. This is the cemetery for St. Hilda's, Egton.
- Looking down the nave through a hole in the door
- St. Matthew's Church, Grosmont, view 1. (The Church's website is here.)
- St. Matthew's Church, Grosmont, view 2.
- The Methodist Church, Grosmont. (Now for sale - April 2011)
- There is are histories and photographs for St. Hilda's, Egton and St. Matthew's, Grosmont on the Mid Esk Benenfice website.
- There is an article about the Mortuary chapel at the cemetery, Church cliff on the Evening Gazetter website.
- Transcript of the entry for Egton in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Egton.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory of 1823, of the North Riding.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the White's Directory of 1840, Yorkshire section.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Bulmers Directory of 1890. of the North Riding.
- There is further information about this parish from the National Gazetteer 1868, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Bulmer's 1890 History and Directory of the North Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Egton to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NZ808063 (Lat/Lon: 54.445687, -0.755511), Egton which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- 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 World War I Roll of Honour in St. Hilda's Church, Egton.
- The World War II Roll of Honour in St. Hilda's Church, Egton.
- The World War I Memorial Plaque in St. Hilda's Church, Egton.
- The World War I Roll of Honour in St. Matthew's Church, Grosmont.
- The World War II Memorial Plaque in St. Hilda's Church, Egton.
- The World War I Memorial Plaque in front of St. Hedda's Church, Egton Bridge.
- This parish is covered by the following Society: