Seamer with Cayton and East Ayton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Irton, East Ayton, Cayton with Deepdale and Killerby, Cayton near Scarborough, Cayton, and Seamer St John the Baptist.

Alternative names: Seamer, Seamer near Scarborough

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

Seamer with Cayton and East Ayton

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1601

Seamer St John the Baptist

  • Parish registers: 1684
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SEAMER, a village, a township, and a parish, in Scarborough district, N. R. Yorkshire. The village stands 1 mile W of the junction of the York and Scarborough railway with the Hull and Scarborough railway, and 4 SSW of Scarborough; was the scene of an insurrection, by Roman Catholics, in 1548; and has a post-office under Scarborough, a station at the railway-junction, a cattle-market on the first Monday of every month, and a cattle fair on 15 July and the five following days. The township comprises 4, 540 acres. Pop., 774. Houses, 132. The parish contains also the townships of Irton and East Ayton, and comprises 7, 760 acres. Real property, £8, 447. Pop., 1, 305. Houses, 237. The property almost entirely belongs to Lord Londesborough. S. mere was once a large lake, abounding in fish; but, at the formation of the railway, was reduced to a small pond. The living is a vicarage, united with Cayton, in the diocese of York. Value, £350. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church includes Norman portions, and is good. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £15.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Parish Records


Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time


  • County: Yorkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Scarborough
  • Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
  • Diocese: York
  • Rural Deanery: Dickering
  • Poor Law Union: Scarborough
  • Hundred: Pickering Lythe
  • Province: York

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