Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Bridlington, town of Yorkshire in the E. Riding, 23 miles S.E. of Scarborough and six miles S.W. of Flamborough Head. Bridlington is supposed to have been a Roman station, and the nave of the church is part of an ancient Augustinian priory of much importance. Bridlington Quay, one mile S.E. of the old-fashioned town, is the port of the town, and is a watering-place of some renown, with the usual accompaniment of sands, parade, and gardens. There is also a chalybeate spring. The bay has good anchorage, and stone piers enclose the harbour. The sea-view is often enlivened by vessels making for the anchorage at Flamborough Head. During the Civil war Bridlington was cannonaded on account of Queen Henrietta, who took shelter here. The town gave the title of Earl of Bridlington to the Boyles, Earls of Cork. Beyond a corn trade, Bridlington has no special industry.