Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Bridlington

Bridlington, market town and par., East-Riding Yorksh., 29 m. N. of Hull, 50 E. by N. of York, and 199 NW. of London by rail-- par., 12,562ac. and 569 foreshore, pop. 9177; town 2624 ac., pop. 8343; 4 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday; has remains of priory (1106), part of which is still used as the parish church. B. Quay is the port of Bridlington, and a favourite sea-coast resort, its attractions consisting in its parade and ornamental gardens, its fine firm sands, chalk cliffs, magnificent sea-views, and mineral waters, which resemble those of Scarborough and Cheltenham. The harb. is enclosed by 2 stone piers, and is one of the best on the coast. On the N. pier-head is a lighthouse with fixed light seen 8 miles. In Bridlington Bay, stretching N. to Flamborough Head, a fleet of 400 to 500 sail of wind-hound vessels is not unfrequently to be seen anchored at one time.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "market town and parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Bridlington AP/CP       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Bridlington

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