Egton in 1843
Egton is a small market-town and parish in the east division of Langbaurgh Liberty, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, about 7 miles west by south of Whitby, on the edge of the Egton Moors. The church, which is dedicated to St. Hilda, was consecrated in 1349 by the bishop of Damascus ; and the living is a perpetual curacy, with a gross income of £33, in the patronage of the archbishop of York. It is in the archdeaconry of Cleveland and diocese of York. Egton also contains a Roman Catholic chapel and a public school. There was formerly a weekly market on Tuesday, but this is now held only from the Tuesday before Palm-Sunday to Midsummer ; and there are fairs on the Tuesdays before February 15 and May 11, on the 4th of September, and on the Tuesday before November 22. A cattle-market is also held on the Tuesday before Old Michaelmas. At Egton is a fine spring, called Cold Keld Well, much resorted to for strengthening weakly children. The parish, which contains several hamlets, had a population of 1,071 in 1831, and 1,128 in 1841.