Egton is a village and civil parish in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, England about 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Whitby, located within the North York Moors National Park. There is a nearby village called Egton Bridge, which is home to Egton railway station. The village was included in the Survey of English Dialects, published in various forms between 1962 and 1996. Unlike the other sites, a full book was written on the local dialect by Hans Tidholm. Being a very isolated village, its ways of speech were very unusual in Britain.
Egton is home to the Egton Road Race or Gooseberry Run, an annual charity race around the village.
Egton is an important local centre for family history. Prior to 1880, many important BMD records were administered from Egton parish. The church in Egton holds detailed transcriptions of parish records. However, the cemetery is some half a mile west, at the old church site. After 1870 many parishioners were buried at nearby Aislaby.
- "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Egton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- Tidholm, Hans. The Dialect of Egton in North Yorkshire.
- "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Egton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 July 2008.
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