The village of Brompton-by-Sawdon is about 8 miles (13 km) west of Scarborough itself, close to the North York Moors and on the A170 road. According to the 2011 UK census, Brompton parish had a population of 573, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 516.
Under 'Brompton', the sign on entry to the village reads 'The Birthplace Of Aviation' owing to the long term residence of pioneering aeronautical engineer Sir George Cayley. Brompton has been the seat of the Cayley family since the Middle Ages.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Brompton Parish (1170217324)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
- "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Brompton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 July 2008.
- "Brompton By Sawdon: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1890". Bulmer's History and Directory of North Yorkshire. GENUKI. 1890. Retrieved 19 July 2008.
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