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Filey, North Yorkshire

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Filey, North Yorkshire

Filey is a small town and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the East Riding of Yorkshire, it forms part of the borough of Scarborough and is located between Scarborough and Bridlington on the North Sea coast. Although it started out as a fishing village, it has a large beach and is a popular tourist resort. According to the 2011 UK census, Filey parish had a population of 6,981, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 6,819.
Post townFILEY
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, East Riding
OS GridTA1180
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01723
Population6,819 (2001 census)

Other names by which Filey, North Yorkshire has been known in the past


Filey, North Yorkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Filey, watering-place, par., and township with ry. sta., on Filey Bay, partly in North-Riding but chiefly in East-Riding Yorkshire, 9 miles SE. of Scarborough and 237 miles N. of London--par., 3312 ac. and 367 foreshore, pop. 2697; township, 833 ac., pop. 2337; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper; is situated in a picturesque position on the cliffs, and has a splendid beach of hard sand. Filey has important fisheries. The bay is considered to be well adapted for a harbour of refuge. Filey Brigg (formerly called the "File"), the N. boundary of the bay, is a ridge of rocks extending nearly ½ mile into the sea; it contains several caves.

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