Hunmanby in 1843
Hunmanby is a parish, township, and formerly a market-town, in the wapentake of Dickering, near the sea-coast and the northern limit of the East Riding, in the valley which lies north of the Wolds. It lies about 207 miles from London, 35 miles north-east of York, and 8 miles south-east of Scarborough, two or three miles from the coast at Filey Bay.
The living is a vicarage with the curacy of Fordon, in the archdeaconry of the East Riding and the diocese of York, with a gross income of £350. The church is dedicated to All Saints, and contains a handsome monument of the Osbaldeston family, to whom most of the township belongs, and who have a mansion there. The town contains Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, several schools, two public libraries, almshouses for six widows, and a branch of the Yorkshire district bank. It is well built, and very pleasantly situated in a fertile district. On the Castle Hill may be traced some remains of an ancient fortress. The town formerly had a market our Tuesday, but it has long been discontinued, though a monthly cattle-market, and fairs on the 6th of May and the 29th of October, are still held. The population was 1,079 in 1831 ; and in 1841, together with the chapelry of Fordon, which was previously included in the returns of another parish but which contained only 63 inhabitants, 1,277.