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The instability of the coastal cliffs around here is emphasized by the history of Kettleness. On one December night in 1829, the cliff slumped slowly into the sea taking the entire village with it. Villagers were rescued seawards, by an alum ship anchored offshore. Although alum mining was resumed, the rebuilding of the settlement never achieved its former size.

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Address

Clitherbecks,
Danby,
Whitby,
North Yorkshire,
YO21 2NT

Location

Directions

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Map reference: NZ 714100  Lat: 54.48032 Long: -0.89953

By Road:
From the south join the M1 motorway (signposted The North, M1, M25), merge onto the A168 (signposted Thirsk). Continue forward onto A19, branch left onto A172 heading towards Middlesbrough, turn onto A1043 (signposted Whitby). At roundabout take 3rd exit onto A171, travel towards Sandsend, turn right onto A174 and left onto Goldsborough Lane then turn left again into Kettleness.