Staithes  North Riding


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Staithes like this:

Staithes, market town with ry. sta., Easington par., North-Riding Yorkshire, on the coast, 10 miles NW. of Whitby; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Friday. The town is picturesquely situated, and derives its prosperity from fishing. James Cook (1728-79), the navigator, spent part of his boyhood here.

Additional information about this locality is available for Hinderwell

Staithes through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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