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.
Lythe is on the main road from Saltburn to Whitby, (A174), & amenities available include a public house, a Church (St Oswald with Ugthorpe C of E), a post office, a fire station, and some shops.
The prefix of the Post Code for Lythe is YO21-3.
The ancesteral seat of Lord Normanby, The Mulgrave Estate stretches several miles to the South and West.
The old Red Lion public house has recently been renamed The Stiddy. A "stiddy" is an anvil packed full of gunpowder and fired like a cannon on special occasions, such as the birth of the Marquess' male heir, the jubilee, or the end of the Second World War.
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 view from Lythe Bank towards Whitby, Mulsgrave Woods and St. Oswald’s Church are all worthy of a visit.
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