Flamborough

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This article is about Flamborough, Yorkshire, Engliand. For Flamborough, Ontario, Canada, see Flamborough, Ontario. For other uses, see Flamborough (disambiguation).
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
   – London 180 mi (290 km)  S
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
Yorkshire

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 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 (10 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]

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 a number of shops and public houses. The Old Dog and Duck is at Dog and Duck Square.

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

In 1823 the village was a parish in the Wapentake of Dickering. Flamborough was recorded as "merely a fishing village" with a "very ancient station, formerly of some note". Population at the time was 917, half of which constituted the families of fishermen. Occupations included eleven farmers, two blacksmiths, two butchers, two grocers, seven carpenters, four shoemakers, three tailors, a stone mason & flour dealer, a bacon & flour dealer, a weaver, a corn miller, a straw hat manufacturer, and the landlords of The Sloop, The Board, and The Dog and Duck public houses. Also listed was a schoolmaster and a gentlewoman. Four carriers operated in the village, destinations being Hull and York twice a week, and Bridlington, daily. With St Oswald's Church was a Methodist and a Primitive Methodist chapel.[5]

According to local legend, the village is haunted by the ghost of a suicide known as Jenny Gallows.[6]

Flamborough, with its holiday camps and a caravan park, is a holiday destination during the summer months.

Flamborough lighthouse
Flamborough lighthouse from the steps looking up
Flamborough Head South Landing beach

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Flamborough CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Flamborough CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 May 2008. 
  3. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Oswald (1162230)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Flamborough Castle (81854). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  5. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, pp. 204–206
  6. ^ "Haunted East Yorkshire, Flamboroughs Jenny Gallows, Ghosts in East Yorkshire". Information Britain. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 5. 

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