Brompton, Scarborough

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All Saints Brompton 2 (Nigel Coates).jpg
All Saints' Church
Brompton is located in North Yorkshire
Brompton shown within North Yorkshire
Population573 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE945821
Civil parish
  • Brompton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtYO13
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
54°13′35″N 0°33′05″W / 54.226500°N 0.551500°W / 54.226500; -0.551500Coordinates: 54°13′35″N 0°33′05″W / 54.226500°N 0.551500°W / 54.226500; -0.551500

Brompton is a civil parish in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire containing the villages of Brompton-by-Sawdon and Sawdon.

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,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 516.[2]

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.

The poet William Wordsworth married Mary Hutchinson at All Saints' Church in the village, on 4 October 1802.[3] A copy of the wedding certificate can be seen in All Saints Church.


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Brompton Parish (1170217324)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Brompton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 July 2008.
  3. ^ "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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