Easington, North Yorkshire
Easington is a village in the unitary authority of Redcar and Cleveland and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the A174 road 1 mile (1.6 km) east from Loftus, 10 miles (16 km) east of Guisborough, in the North York Moors National Park.
|Population||923 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||210 mi (340 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as belonging to Earl Hugh of Chester and having 34 ploughlands. The village name derives from the Old English Esa-ingtūn; literally the farm or settlement of Esa's people. Historically the name has been spelt as Esingeton and Esington.
Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, the village was transferred to the new county of Cleveland in 1974. Cleveland was returned to North Yorkshire in 1996. The village is in the unitary authority of Redcar and Cleveland. Originally, the estate of Easington and Boulby had its manorhouse at the eastern end of the village. In 1799, a new estate was purchased to the south and a new manorhouse, in what is now Grinkle Park, was built in 1802. The old manorhouse had a moat built somewhere between 1250 and 1350. the site is now part of a working farm, but is remains a scheduled ancient monument.
All Saints Church, a Grade II listed building was built in 1888–89 by C. Hodgson Fowler in Decorated style, largely with bequests from the Palmer family of Grinkle Park, and incorporated fragments and remains of the previous church. The side chapel and several of the furnishings are by 'Mousey' Thompson of Kilburn.
A railway station on the Whitby, Redcar and Middlesbrough Union Railway opened in 1883 as Easington. Its name was changed to Grinkle after the local house and seat of the Palmer Baronets of Grinkle Park in 1904. The renaming avoided confusion with the station at Easington, County Durham also on the North Eastern Railway. The station closed on the eve of the Second World War and never re-opened although the line remains as a freight only railway to Boulby Mine.
At the 2011 census, the village was had a population of 923. The village will be on the route that cyclists will race through on the 1st stage of the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire. The stage will start in Beverley, making its way up the Yorkshire Coast before finishing in Redcar.
The Palmer Baronets, of Grinkle Park in the County of York and of Newcastle upon Tyne, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 31 July 1886 for Charles Palmer, a coal and shipping magnate and Liberal politician.
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