The Ancient Parish of FILEY
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"FILEY, a parish-town and township, in the wapentakes of Pickering-Lythe and Dickering (E.R.); 8 miles from Scarborough, 9 from Bridlington, 18 from Driffield, 39 from York. The Church, (which with a farm house are the only parts in the North-Riding) is a perpetual curacy, dedicated to St. Oswald, in the deanry of Dickering value p.r. 120L. Patron Humphrey Osbaldeston, Esq.
Filey is a small fishing town, south-east of Scarborough. It is particularly celebrated for its excellent fish and lobsters. The sands, which sweep round a beautifully curved bay of four or five miles in extent, are bounded on the north by a remarkable ridge of rocks projecting nearly half a mile into the sea, and distinguished by the name of Filey-Bridge, and thought to resemble the celebrated Mole of Tangier in Africa. Their southern limit is a stupendous range of chalk-cliffs, running onward to Flamborough Head."
"GRISTHORPE, in the parish of Filey, wapentake and liberty of Pickering Lythe; 1¾ miles WNW. of Filey, 7 miles SE. of Scarborough. Population, 212."
"LEBBERSTON, in the parish of Filey, wapentake and liberty of Pickering Lythe; 2½ miles WNW. of Filey, 4 miles N. of Hunmanby. The hall here is occupied by Mr. Robert Shepherd. Pop. 143.
Please see Filey in the East Riding for more information"
- 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 Bulmers Directory of 1890. of the North Riding.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the The Scarborough Gazette of 1905,
- 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.
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