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Grosmont is situated in Eskdale in the North York Moors National Park. The village was established in the 1830s when the Whitby to Pickering Railway was built. Up to at least the 1850s the village was known as Tunnel. When you visit Grosmont, North Yorkshire, Walkfo brings Grosmont, North Yorkshire places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


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Grosmont, North Yorkshire history

The River Esk at Grosmont, west of the priory was the crossing place of the ancient structure known as Wade’s Causeway. Before the industrial period there is evidence of iron ore extraction and iron working in the parish. A 15th/16th century ironworking site has been identified on the banks of the Esk.

Grosmont Priory

Grosmont Priory was a Grandmontine religious house, one of three in England. It was established around 1200 when Joan Fossard and her husband gifted about 200 acres (80 ha) of land in the Forest of Egton (Eskdale) to the order. A fire destroyed most of the priory in 1360. The priory continued until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1530s.

Tunnel, or Grosmont village

A canal was surveyed in 1793 from Ruswarp near Whitby passing through Grosmont, Beck Hole and Newton Dale to Pickering, but was not pursued. A railway connection from Whitby was considered in the 1820s. The railway company constructed the village inn and post office (1835/6) The opening of the railway in 1836 brought industrial development.

Grosmont ironworks

Grosmont, North Yorkshire Grosmont ironworks photo

A brickworks was established in 1870, east of the railway line and north of the village. The ironworks employed about 500 people and produced about 40,000 tons of iron at its peak between 1865 and 1875. The village population reached a peak of 1600 in 1880; a village cooperative society and Methodist church were founded in 1867. A third blast furnace was constructed and began production in 1876. Negative factors affected the works after the mid-1870s: a drop in iron prices of 75% in the late 1870s.

Grosmont, North Yorkshire geography / climate

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The parish of Grosmont is located in the valley of the River Esk, near its confluence with the Murk Esk. Excluding farms, the village is the only habitation in the parish. According to the 2011 UK census, the parish had a population of 318, a reduction on the 2001 figure of 335.


Grosmont is home to the NYMR’s engine shed. A number of structures in and near the village are listed, including: the three-arch sandstone road bridge over the Esk, dating from around 1700; the early 19th-century ‘Eskdale Villa’ on the eastern outskirts of the village.

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Best Grosmont, North Yorkshire places to visit

Grosmont, North Yorkshire has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Grosmont, North Yorkshire’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Grosmont, North Yorkshire’s information audio spots:

Grosmont, North Yorkshire photo Birch Hall Inn
Birch Hall Inn was founded in 1860 in Beck Hole in the North York Moors. It is noted for its small bars and shop, and interior, and is popular with hiking tourists.
Grosmont, North Yorkshire photo Egton Manor
The Grade II listed building was built in 1869 by the Foster family. It lies at the heart of the 6,000 acre Egton Estate in the North Yorkshire Moors.

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