In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Liverton like this:
LIVERTON, a township-chapelry in Easington parish, N. R Yorkshire; 6¼ miles E of Guisbrough town and r. station. Post town, Redcar. Acres, 2,400. Real property, £1,216. Pop., 186. Houses, 38. The manor belongs to Viscount Downe. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of Easington, in the diocese of York. The church is partly Norman.