Runswick  North Riding


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

RUNSWICK, a village in Hinderwell parish, N. R. Yorkshire; overhanging a bay of its own name, 8 miles N W of Whitby. It consists of thatched or red-tiled cottages, on the slopes or tiers of a cliffy ascent, communicating with one another only by foot-paths. The bay runs considerably inland, and is very picturesque. A cave, called Hobhole, 70 feet by 20, has been excavatedby the waves in alum rock, and can be entered at lowwater.

Additional information about this locality is available for Hinderwell

Runswick through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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