[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"FYLINGDALES, a dale and a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Whitby Strand; 4 miles SE. of Whitby consists of the seven following hamlets, viz. Hawsker Bottoms, Bay Ness, Row. Thorpe, Stoupe Brow, Park Gate, and Robin Hood's Town; the church (see Churches for photograph) is situated between Thorpe and Robin Hood's bay, the living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Archbishop of York; incumbent, the Rev. James Harrison. Pop. 1702."
"FLASK INN, in the township and parish of Fylingdales; 1¾ miles ESE. of Fylingdales, 9 miles from Whitby, 11 from Scarborough."
"FYLING HALL, a farm house in the township and parish of Fylingdales; 2½ miles NE. of Fylingdales, 7 miles from Whitby.
This was formerly the seat of Sir Hugh Cholmley, which he sold to his kinsman, Sir John Hotham, in 1634, and in which family it now remains."
"FYLINGTHORPE, in the parish of Fylingdales, wapentake and liberty of Whitby Strand; 3 miles NE. of Fylingdales, 6 miles SSE. of Whitby. Here is a very neat Chapel of Ease re-built 1821-2. Pop. included with Fylingdales."
"HIGH NORMANBY, (and Low Normanby) in the parish of Fylingdales, wapentake and liberty of Whitby Strand; 3 miles NE. of Fylingdales, 4 miles S. of Whitby."
"ROBIN HOOD'S BAY, in the parish of Fylingdales, wapentake & liberty of Whitby Strand; 3½ miles ENE. of Fylingdales, 6 miles SE. of Whitby. A small fishing town, formerly noted for being the retreat of that famous captain and his banditti; who, when closely pursued, had always in readiness at this place, a number of small fishing vessels, in which putting off to sea, he eluded the vigilance of his pursuers, and bid defiance to the whole power of the English nation, civil and military. The extensive alum mines here and their crystalized excavations, form the principal attractions of the place. A master and seven men are now stationed here on the preventive service. Pop. included in Fylingdales."
"STOUP BROW COTTAGE, (the seat of Sunderland Cook, Esq.) in the township and parish of Fylingdales; 3½ miles E. of Fylingdales, 8 miles from Whitby, 12 from Scarborough."
- The original St. Stephen's church (near Raw) is now closed, though services are still occasionally held there. The new St. Stephen's church (in Robin Hood's Bay) was built in 1870.
- Here are photographs of those two Churches:
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Fylingdales.
- 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 Fylingdales to another place.
- In 2003 a ceiling was removed in a cottage at Robin Hood's Bay and two timbers were found, one with 'Ipswich' carved in it and the other 'Elizabeth Jan'. They were later found to be the port of registration board and name-board of a Canadian brig called the Elizabeth Jane. " The Lost Brig" website is an attempt to investigate and record Elizabeth Jane's Story, the places she visited, and the lives of those who sailed in her.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NZ905022 (Lat/Lon: 54.407219, -0.607226), Fylingdales 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 War Memorial in the Churchyard at Robin Hood's Bay.