Filey, North Yorkshire

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Filey is a town in North Yorkshire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Filey within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Filey in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Filey, watering-place, par., and township with ry. sta., on Filey Bay, partly in North-Riding but chiefly in East-Riding Yorkshire, 9 miles SE. of Scarborough and 237 miles N. of London--par., 3312 ac. and 367 foreshore, pop. 2697; township, 833 ac., pop. 2337; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper; is situated in a picturesque position on the cliffs, and has a splendid beach of hard sand. Filey has important fisheries. The bay is considered to be well adapted for a harbour of refuge. Filey Brigg (formerly called the "File"), the N. boundary of the bay, is a ridge of rocks extending nearly ½ mile into the sea; it contains several caves.

Filey in the Domesday Book

A village in Dic hundred, in the county of Yorkshire. is a Good Stuff website.