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Fishing Memorial Flamborough.jpg
Flamborough Fishing memorial
Flamborough is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population2,161 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceTA226704
• London180 mi (290 km) S
Civil parish
  • Flamborough
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtYO15
Dialling code01262
UK Parliament
List of places
54°06′56″N 0°07′30″W / 54.1155°N 0.1250°W / 54.1155; -0.1250Coordinates: 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 Head 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 a Grade II* listed building in 1966 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[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]

St Oswald's Parish Church

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". The 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 stonemason & 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]

Between 1894 and 1974 Flamborough was a part of the Bridlington Rural District, in the East Riding of Yorkshire.[6] Between 1974 and 1996 it was part of the Borough of North Wolds (later Borough of East Yorkshire), in the county of Humberside.

According to local legend, the village is haunted by the ghost of a suicide known as Jenny Gallows.[7]

The Royal Dog and Duck

Flamborough, with its holiday camps and a caravan park, is a holiday destination during the summer months. The village holds an annual Fire Festival on New Year's Eve which in 2017 attracted 5,000 people.[8]

In 2018 the beach at Flamborough was used in the filming of the ITV drama Victoria.[9]

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  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Flamborough Parish (1170211180)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Flamborough Parish (00FB051)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Oswald (1162230)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Flamborough Castle (81854)". Research records (formerly PastScape). Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  5. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, pp. 204–206
  6. ^ "Bridlington RD". A Vision of Britain Through Time. University of Portsmouth. Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Haunted East Yorkshire, Flamboroughs Jenny Gallows, Ghosts in East Yorkshire". Information Britain. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Flamborough Fire Festival Raises £8k". Yorkshire Coast Radio. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Parts Of ITV's Victoria Filmed In Flamborough". Yorkshire Coast Radio. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 5.

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