Hawsker  North Riding


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

HAWSKER-WITH-STAINSACRE, a township in Whitby parish, N. R. Yorkshire; on the coast, 2½ miles SSE of Whitby. Acres, 4,396; of which 694 are water. Real property, £7,361; of which £166 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 786; in 1861, 914. Houses, 162. A Wesleyan chapel and the Whitby workhouse are here; and the latter, at the Census of 1861, had 105 inmates. Two upright stones are said to mark the spots where two arrows fell, shot by Robin Hood and Little John from Whitby abbey.

Hawsker through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hawsker, in Scarborough and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th June 2024

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