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East Riding
Fishing Memorial Flamborough.jpg
Flamborough Fishing memorial
Grid reference: TA226704
Location: 54°6’56"N, 0°7’30"W
Population: 2,161  (2011)
Post town: Bridlington
Postcode: YO15
Dialling code: 01262
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire

Flamborough is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, in the very north-east of the riding, four miles north-east of Bridlington town centre on the prominent coastal feature of Flamborough Head. It is in the Dickering Wapentake.

The most prominent man-made feature of the area is Flamborough Head Lighthouse. The headland extends into the North Sea by approximately six miles. To the north, the chalk cliffs stand at up to 400 feet high.

According to the 2011 census, Flamborough parish had a population of 2,161.

The church of St Oswald stands in the village and is a Grade II* listed building.[1] The village centre contains a number of shops and public houses. The Royal Dog and Duck is at Dog and Duck Square.

In the village are the fragmentary remains of Flamborough Castle, a mediæval fortified manor house.[2]

St Oswald's Parish Church

In 1823 the village was notes as "merely a fishing village" with a "very ancient station, formerly of some note". The population at the time was 917, half of which constituted the families of fishermen. Occupations included eleven farmers, two blacksmiths, two butchers, two grocers, seven carpenters, four shoemakers, three tailors, a stonemason & flour dealer, a bacon & flour dealer, a weaver, a corn miller, a straw hat manufacturer, and the landlords of the Sloop, the Board and the Dog and Duck public houses. Also listed was a schoolmaster and a gentlewoman. Four carriers operated in the village, destinations being Hull and York twice a week, and Bridlington, daily. With St Oswald's Church was a Methodist and a Primitive Methodist chapel.[3]

According to local legend, the village is haunted by the ghost of a suicide known as Jenny Gallows.[4]

The Royal Dog and Duck

Flamborough, with its holiday camps and a caravan park, is a holiday destination during the summer months. The village holds an annual Fire Festival on New Year's Eve which in 2017 attracted 5,000 people.[5]

In 2016 North Landing was used in the filming of the Dads Army film

In 2018 the beach at Flamborough was used in the filming of the ITV drama Victoria.[6]

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Flamborough)


  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 5.