In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Folkton like this:
FOLKTON, a township and a parish in the district of Scarborough and E. R. Yorkshire. The township lies near the coast, 3½ miles W by S of Filey r. station, and 5½ S by E of Scarborough. Acres, 2, 540. Real property, £2, 595. Pop., 197. Houses, 29. The parish contains also the township of Flixton; and its post town is Filey, under York. Acres, 5, 040. Real property, £4, 158. Pop., 559. Houses, 100. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £550.* Patron, Admiral Mitford. The church is ancient, and was recently in disrepair. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, and a national school.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Folkton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Scarborough. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Folkton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Folkton, in Scarborough and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 11th February 2016
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