Whitby, North Yorkshire

Captain Cook lived in Whitby for some time and the house at 16 Grape Lane where he was an apprentice has a plaque. There is a statue of him at the east end of North Terrace on West Cliff, the first statue of him to be erected. [Blue Guide]


Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) spent his vacation from Oxford in summer 1854 at Whitby where he published his first two pieces in the Whitby Gazette.

To see an Ordnance Survey map click at THIS LINK

Gazetteer Index Main MacTutor index

An extract from The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles created by David Singmaster

The original site is at THIS LINK