In 1635 the owners of the liberty governed the port and town where 24 burgesses had the privilege of buying and selling goods brought in by sea. [4] There are places of worship for nonconformists including a United Reformed Church; two Methodist chapels are no longer used. Our experts adhere to current health and safety legislation at all times. View all MLS listings, historical values & trends at 224 Kent St, Whitby, ON Inshore fishing, particularly for crustaceans and line fish, takes place along the coast. Contact. Whitby Directions {{::location.tagLine.value.text}} Sponsored Topics. [149] North Yorkshire Police warned on the night of 4 January that the town was only accessible through one route by 4x4 vehicles. [1] [26][27], On 30 October 1914, the hospital ship Rohilla was sunk, hitting the rocks within sight of shore just off Whitby at Saltwick Bay. [21] For 12 years from 1847, Robert Stephenson, son of George Stephenson, engineer to the Whitby and Pickering Railway, was the Conservative MP for the town promoted by Hudson as a fellow protectionist. A trip to Whitby would not be the same without climbing the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey, counting as you go, and exploring the beautiful ruins which tower over the town. Her last novel For Pity's Sake, was published posthumously in 1891. At its foundation, the abbey was an Anglo-Saxon 'double monastery' for men and women. Situated on the east coast of Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby has a maritime, mineral and tourist heritage. Its site remained desolate for more than 200 years until after the Norman Conquest of 1066. [15], Whitby grew in size and wealth, extending its activities to include shipbuilding using local oak timber. This location is Very Walkable so most errands can be accomplished on foot. [97] It is the second such arch, the original is preserved in Whitby Archives Heritage Centre. [117], Whitby Town F.C., formed in 1892, is a semi-professional football club which plays in the Northern Premier League at the 3,200 capacity Turnbull Ground on Upgang Lane. She reached a wide readership when her second novel, Between the Heather and the Northern Sea, was published in 1884. [96] Whitby Lighthouse, operated by Trinity House, is located outside the town, to the south east, on Ling Hill. [70], The nearest airport, about 45 miles (72 km) from Whitby, is Teesside International Airport, which has a regular service from Amsterdam, Schiphol airport. Rome2rio makes travelling from Whitby to Gravesend, Kent Road easy. [20], Whitby developed as a spa town in Georgian times when three chalybeate springs were in demand for their medicinal and tonic qualities. In his youth the explorer James Cook learned his trade on colliers, shipping coal from the port. [152] The number of people working in the service industry was 4,113. 140 Kent Street apartment is for rent in Whitby, ON. Marketed by Astins Estate Agents - Whitby. Theresa Tomlinson, a writer of historical and other fiction for children and young adults, has retired to the town. The king ordered Letters Patent to be drawn up granting their requests, but it was not implemented. [47], Tourism supported by fishing is the mainstay of Whitby's economy in an isolated community with poor transport infrastructure and restricted by building constraints in the surrounding North York Moors National Park. Vessels limited to 3,000 tonnes deadweight tonnage can dock at the wharf, which is able to load or unload two ships simultaneously. [55], The Whitby Marina project, jointly funded by Scarborough Borough Council, Yorkshire Forward and the European Regional Development Fund, was developed to diversify the local economy. The Scarborough and Whitby Railway, which follows a scenic route along the coast, was built in 1885; it required construction of the red brick Larpool Viaduct across the Esk Valley into Whitby. Most were either visited by Captain Cook in ships that were built in Whitby – and one was named after Whitby by settlers from England. Rome2rio is a door-to-door travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. Find contact's direct phone number, email address, work history, and more. [128] The place was a fantastic inspiration. 140 Kent Street apartment is for rent in Whitby, ON. This property is conveniently located near the intersection of Kingston Rd and Port Union Rd. In 1753 the first whaling ship set sail to Greenland and by 1795 Whitby had become a major whaling port. [48][49] The economy is governed by the changing fortunes of fishing, tourism and to some extent, manufacturing. Gerald Kent Obituary. A crime novel series by James Whitworth is set in Whitby. The A174 accesses coastal towns to the north and the A169 crosses the moors to Pickering. [104] The Friends of Pannett Park, formed in 2005, successfully bid for a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to refurbish the park. Frank Meadow Sutcliffe left a photographic record of the town, harbour, fishing and residents in late-Victorian times. Smaller fossils include ammonite, or "snake stones" from the alum shales and at Whitby Scar and nautilites in the lower beds of the lias strata. 224 Kent Street in Downtown Whitby, . [145] On the west side the cliff is much lower and has a deep capping of boulder clay over a sandstone base making it less stable and liable to slippage. The castle was used as a school and is now a conference centre and hotel in association with the priory. Nearby parks include Rotary Center Park, D'Hillier Park and Jeffrey Street Park. The burgesses, who had little independence under the abbey, tried to obtain self-government after the dissolution of the monasteries. [119], The town has a strong literary tradition; it can even be said that the earliest English literature comes from Whitby as Cædmon, the first known Anglo Saxon poet[120] was a monk at the order that used Whitby Abbey during the abbacy of St Hilda (657–680). Explore Whitby If you're looking for holidays in Yorkshire then visit the beautiful Yorkshire Coast. Of the 229 people on board, 85 lost their lives in the disaster; most are buried in the churchyard at Whitby. The Romans are known to have mined it in the area. Timber, paper and chemicals are imported, while exports include steel, furnace-bricks and doors.