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East Riding of Yorkshire, England

North Landing Flamborough

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Site of the old Lifeboat Station now moved to South Landing, North Landing is still famous for its smugglers' caves and panoramic views north along the coast to Filey and Scarborough. Once the hub of Flamborough's small, but active fishing industry, a few cobles (the distinctive local fishing boat) can still be seen. Flamborough village is thought to have been colonised over 1,100 years ago by Scandinavians, and was referred to as "Fleneburg" in the Domesday Book (1086). Before this, there was also a Roman presence, which is evidenced by Beacon Hill, once the site of a Roman signal station. The village, cut off by the enormous defensive earthwork, erroneously called Dane's Dyke, still, to this day, has a distinctive character. Fishing was first recorded in the 13th century, when about nine boats fished the seas off the Head. By the 1890s, some eighty "cobles" were registered. Now, although some fishing is still carried on, the village relies to a greater extent on tourism.

Flamborough North Landing.Yorkshire.

Uploaded to Flickr by Terry Kearney on 24 August 2022

Creative Commons License Photo © Terry Kearney, 24 August 2022. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons licence

Location: North Marine Estate,

Location type: Village

OS Grid: TA233722

Country: England

Local Authority: East Riding of Yorkshire

Parish: Flamborough

Nearest postcode: YO15 1BD

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'North Landing Flamborough' - a photo of Thornwick Bay

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