Flamborough

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Flamborough
Flamborough is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Flamborough
Flamborough
 Flamborough shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 2,161 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA226704
Civil parish Flamborough
Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRIDLINGTON
Postcode district YO15
Dialling code 01262
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament East Yorkshire
List of places
UK
England
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Coordinates: 54°06′56″N 0°07′30″W / 54.1155°N 0.1250°W / 54.1155; -0.1250

Flamborough is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north-east of Bridlington town centre on the prominent coastal feature of Flamborough Head. The most prominent man-made feature of the area is Flamborough lighthouse. The headland extends into the North Sea by approximately 6 miles (9.7 km). To the north, the chalk cliffs stand at up to 400 feet (120 m) high. For information about its founding, see Thorgils Skarthi.

According to the 2011 UK census, Flamborough parish had a population of 2,161,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 2,121.[2]

Flamborough is very popular as a holiday destination during the summer months due to its holiday camps, such as Thornwick and Sea Farm Holiday Centre, and Greenacres Caravan Park. The church of St Oswald stands in the village and was designated in 1966 by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[3] The village centre contains as number of interesting shops and pubs. The Old Dog and Duck is at Dog and Duck Square, opposite the now defunct shop previously known as the "Patisserie Belge" which in fact sold a wide variety of goods other than those normally found in a patisserie.[citation needed]

In the village are the fragmentary remains of Flamborough Castle, a medieval fortified manor house.[4]

According to local legend, the village is haunted by the ghost of a suicide known as Jenny Gallows.[5]

Flamborough lighthouse
Flamborough Head South Landing beach

References[edit]

  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 5. 

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