Great Ayton  Yorkshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Ayton like this:

AYTON, two townships and a parish in Stokesley district, N. R. Yorkshire. The townships are distinguished from each other as Great and Little. Great Ayton lies on the river Leven, and on the Guisbrough railway, 3 miles NE of Stokesley; includes the hamlet of Langbaurgh; and has a post office under Northallerton, and a r. ...

station. Acres, 3,146. Real property, £5,778. Pop., 1,450. Houses, 320. Little Ayton lies contiguous on the E, also on the river Leven; and includes the hamlet of Tunstall. Acres, 1,334. Real property, £1,100. Pop., 78. Houses, 14. The parish contains likewise the township of Nunthorpe. Acres, 5,890. Real property, £8,727. Pop., 1,688. Houses, 361. The property is subdivided. Freestone is quarried; and appearances of iron ore exist. An agricultural school and model farm were established at Ayton House by T. Richardson. Some of the inhabitants are employed in linen factories. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £82. Patron, the Rev. G. Marwood. The church is tolerable. The p. curacy of Nunthorpe is a separate charge. There are chapels for Independents, Methodists, and Quakers. A charity school, with £10 a year, was founded, under Rose-Topping hill, in 1704, by Michael Postgate; and here the celebrated navigator, Captain Cook, received part of his education. Other charities have £17.

Great Ayton through time

Great Ayton is now part of Hambleton district. Click here for graphs and data of how Hambleton has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Great Ayton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Great Ayton, in Hambleton and Yorkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd May 2022

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