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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"SCALBY, a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Pickering Lythe; 3 miles N. W. of Scarborough. Here is a very ancient church, dedicated to St. Lawrence (see Churches for photograph), in the patronage of the Dean & Chapter of York, of which the Rev. Thomas Preston is vicar. Pop. 446.

Here is a small hospital for widows or widowers, containing four rooms or apartments, founded by one Christopher Kelde; but the time is not on record."

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Burniston
  • Cloughton
  • Cloughton Newlands
  • Comboots
  • Newby
  • Peak
  • Raven Hill
  • Scalby Mills
  • Staintondale
  • Thorney Brow
  • Throxenby
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]


  • It should be noted that Cloughton Church graveyard is some considerable distance from the Church. It is located Scarborough side of the Church itself same side of the road almost opposite the old converted chapel set back from the main road about 100yards. It's up up a muddy track with a public footpath sign at the end. Further down the road is a lane that leads to the vicarage but not easy to find. [Malcolm Pickering, October 2010.]





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  • In 1874 the township of Cloughton (in this parish) became a parish in its own right. See Cloughton Parish.
  • There is an interesting article from 1914 on the New York Times website about How war affects rural England written in Cloughton by the wife of Reginald Wright Kauffman (an American Author).

Names, Geographical

  • 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:
    • (TA021890) Barrowcliff