Place:Fylingdales, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesRobin Hood's Baysource: village in parish
Bay Nesssource: hamlet in parish
Fylingthorpesource: hamlet in parish
Normanbysource: hamlet in parish
Parkgatesource: hamlet in parish
Ramsdalesource: hamlet in parish
Rowesource: hamlet in parish
Stoupe Browsource: hamlet in parish
Stow Browsource: hamlet in parish
Fylingdales Moorsource: extraparochial area in parish
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates54.417°N 0.533°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoWhitby, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Whitby Strand Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandliberty or hundred in which it was located
Whitby Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Scarborough District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Fylingdales has been since 1974 a civil parish in the Scarborough District of North Yorkshire, England situated south of Whitby, within the North York Moors National Park. It contains the villages of Robin Hood's Bay and Fylingthorpe .

According to the 2011 UK census, Fylingdales parish had a population of 1,346, a reduction on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,485.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Fylingdales.

Fylingdales was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Whitby in the Whitby Strand Wapentake (or Liberty) of the North Riding of Yorkshire. It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Whitby Rural District. Since 1974 Fylingdales has been in North Yorkshire, specifically within the Scarborough District.

A nineteenth century description

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Fylingdales from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"FYLINGDALES, a parish in Whitby [registration] district, [North Riding of] Yorkshire; on the coast, 4½ miles SSE of Whitby town and [railway] station. It contains the village of Robin Hood's Bay, which has a post office under Whitby; also the hamlets of Fylingthorpe, Normanby, Ramsdale, Rowe, Parkgate, Stow-Brow, Bay-Ness, and Stoupe-Brow. Acres: 18,458; of which 521 are water. Real property: £7,869. Population: 1,721. Houses: 412. The property is much subdivided. Alum works were here, but were stopped prior to 1851. Much fishing is carried on. Hubba the Dane, in 867, planted his standard, bearing the raven, on a hill in this parish, hence called to this day Raven hill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value: £300. Patron: the Archbishop of York. The church is very good; and there are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans, a national school, and charities £16."

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