Folkton  East Riding


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.

Folkton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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: 16th June 2024

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