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The village of Lythe
Lythe is located in North Yorkshire
Lythe shown within North Yorkshire
Population 377 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference NZ846130
Civil parish
  • Lythe
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WHITBY
Postcode district YO21
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
54°30′21″N 0°41′39″W / 54.505800°N 0.694300°W / 54.505800; -0.694300Coordinates: 54°30′21″N 0°41′39″W / 54.505800°N 0.694300°W / 54.505800; -0.694300

Lythe is a small village and large civil parish, in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, England, situated near Whitby within the North York Moors National Park.

According to the 2011 UK census, Lythe parish had a population of 377,[1] a reduction on the 2001 UK census figure of 465.[2]

It was in the old North Riding and in the wapentake of Langbaurgh East.

St Oswald’s Church is a plain stone building in the Early English style. The stained glass east window is a memorial to the Rev. William Long, who was vicar from 1813 to 1858. Inside the church are memorials to the Phipps family, and to the Marquess of Normanby. The register dates from 1634. There is also a Wesleyan Methodist chapel.

Mulgrave Castle is the seat of the Marquess of Normanby. The estate also contains the ruins of a former residence known locally as Mulgrave Old Castle, which was an earthwork motte and bailey fortress.

Within the parish are the villages of Mickleby, Ugthorpe and Sandsend, and the hamlets of Barnby, Ellerby, Goldsborough, Hutton Mulgrave, Kettleness and Newton Mulgrave.

The old Red Lion public house has recently been renamed The Stiddy. A "stiddy" is an anvil packed full of gunpowder and fired like a cannon on special occasions, such as the birth of the Marquess' male heir, the jubilee, or the end of the Second World War.

There are a variety of amenities in the village including a local school, tennis courts and a retained fire station.


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