Egton Bridge is a village in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies within the North York Moors National Park, on the River Esk, between the villages of Glaisdale and Grosmont, about six miles south-west of Whitby, and on the route of the Esk Valley Walk.

Egton Bridge
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Village of Egton Bridge
Egton Bridge is located in North Yorkshire
Egton Bridge
Egton Bridge
Location within North Yorkshire
OS grid referenceNZ804052
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWHITBY
Postcode districtYO21
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
List of places
54°26′10″N 0°45′42″W / 54.43606°N 0.76174°W / 54.43606; -0.76174Coordinates: 54°26′10″N 0°45′42″W / 54.43606°N 0.76174°W / 54.43606; -0.76174

The stone bridge that crosses the Esk was rebuilt in 1992, having been destroyed by flood in the 1930s.


The bridge over the Esk

The village is served by Egton railway station, on the Esk Valley Line, which also serves the nearby village of Egton.[1]

There are two hotels in the village: the Horseshoe Hotel and the Postgate Inn.

Shows and fairsEdit

Egton Bridge Gooseberry ShowEdit

Egton Bridge is the setting for the oldest surviving gooseberry show in the country, established in 1800. The show is held on the first Tuesday in August each year by the Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Society.[2]

Egton ShowEdit

Egton Horse and Agricultural Society runs an agricultural show each summer. It often features attractions such as a wrought iron and farrier display, a farmers market, show competitions for horse, cattle, sheep, goat, ferret, fur and feather classes, together with bee keeping, produce and handicraft and children's sections. It is one of the largest village shows in the country run by a band of voluntary helpers.[3]

Postgate RallyEdit

The annual Postgate Rally, in honour of Blessed Nicholas Postgate and the English and Welsh Martyrs of the Catholic Church, takes place each July.[4]

Relics of Catholic martyr Nicholas PostgateEdit

Egton Bridge has strong connections with Father Nicholas Postgate who was born there. The Roman Catholic Church of St Hedda's is located in the village. It contains the relics of Nicholas Postgate, a martyr executed in 1679, for continuing to practise his faith.

A primary school is attached to the church.


  1. ^ Stedman, Henry (2006). Coast to Coast Path. Trailblazer Publications, Hindhead, Surrey, UK. ISBN 1-873756-92-5. pp205, 207.
  2. ^ Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show website
  3. ^ Egton Show website
  4. ^ The Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough: THE POSTGATE RALLY

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