Aislaby (Scarborough)

Image Credit: Imperial War Museums

Aislaby, Scarborough is located in the Scarborough district, in North Yorkshire. This Aislaby near Whitby is not to be mistaken for Aislaby, Ryedale. According to the 2011 census, Aislaby, Scarborough has a population of 242.

Education in Aislaby (Scarborough)

This North Yorkshire village doesn’t have any schools. However, it falls under the catchment area of Whitby. Younger children attend Stakesby Community Primary School, and then, for secondary education, attend Eskdale School or Caedmon College, which is both a secondary education school and sixth form.

Religion in Aislaby (Scarborough)

Church of St Margaret. Image Credit: Historic England

Aislaby, Scarborough has one church called the Church of St. Margaret. The original church building was built in the medieval times before being replaced in 1732. This building was then rebuilt again in 1897. On the 10th December 1985, the church was granted Grade II status.

History of Aislaby (Scarborough)

The village of Aislaby, Scarborough is recorded in the 1086 Domesday book as ‘Asuluesbi’, which is Old Norse for Aslakr’s, or Asulf’s, farm. It consisted of 2 ploughlands, along with 6 acres of meadow and woodland.

In 1066, the lord of Aislaby was Uhtred. When it became under the tenancy of Count Robert of Mortain, the lordship changed to Richard of Sourdeval. The lordship then passed on to Brus family during King Henry I reign.

This then passed to Lucy de Thweng, who is part of the Rosels family, and Nicholas de Meynell. During the 14th century, Arnald de Percy became lord of Aislaby.

Aislaby, Scarborough became known for its quarries. Its stone has been used both in the village and in known structures such as London Bridge and Ramsgate Pier.