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Lythe Village


Local Amenities
Location Map
Accommodation in Lythe
Local Sights
Community Groups
Heritage (History, Geology & Archaeology)

Looking down the main road of Lythe village

Main road through Lythe

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A picturesque country village with a spectacular view of Sandsend and the coast line towards Whitby. The place name "Lythe" is derived from 'hlith' - meaning "the slope" or "slope" in Old Scandanavian, the language of the Vikings which was a combination of of Old Danish and Old Norse.

Local Amenities

Lythe is on the main A174 road to Whitby.

Lythe is a village on the main road from Saltburn to Whitby, amenities available include:

  • public house
  • public phone box
  • church - St Oswald with Ugthorpe C of E
  • post office
  • garage
  • shops

The prefix of the Post Code for Lythe is YO21-3.

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Lythe is located in grid D3 community location map

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Accommodation in Lythe

We do not currently have any accommodation listed in Lythe, but hope to be able to bring you details soon.

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Local Sights

The view from Lythe Bank towards Whitby, Mulsgrave Woods and St. Oswald’s Church are all worthy of a visit.

Lythe has a few pleasant country walks, and is situated above Mulsgrave Woods where you will discover the earthworks of Mulgrave Castle and the remains of the later (c. 1200) fortress.
St. Oswald’s Church which is sited at the top of the steep (1 in 4)Lythe Bank, rebuilt 1910 the church contains a collection of Anglo Saxon carved stones.

The church of Lythe village

Lythe church

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Community Groups

The following is are details of local none profit making Community Service Group or Registered Charitable Organisation, serving this community.

There are many community groups serving the area and it our intention to bring you details of their activities, if you are an organiser or member of a group or organisation and would like to see your details here, please contact us on

Whitby District/Esk valley youth club. Providing Youth Events and activities for the area, with past events including - Games and nonalcoholic cocktail bar in Lythe village hall, Gospel concert in Whitby, skating at Billingham Forum and Sailing. For details contact Whitby District youth worker.

Lythe village looking towards Whitby from the top of Lythe Bank

Looking towards Whitby

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Research is currently being carried out to bring you details on the heritage of Lythe.

If you have any knowledge or have information about local History, Folklore, Geology & Archaeology which you think would be of interest to other please contact us.

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