Hunmanby

Hunmanby is a large village - once described as the largest village in England - on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, It lies directly between Scarborough and Bridlington on the A165, and is approximately 3 miles south-west of Filey.

The village name is Danish in origin, appearing in the Doomsday book as Hundemanbi, meaning 'farmstead of the hounds men' - referring to the hunting down of wolves on the Wolds.

In days long gone Hunmanby was the main market town for East Yorkshire, but it declined in importance as Filey grew. The historic market cross on the village green is a reminder of those past days.

OS grid reference TA 095 775

Useful and informative links

Hunmanby photographs from Geograph
Wikipedia article on Hunmanby




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