Staithes Inns and Taverns
Village of Staithes consists of the modern village, standing
alongside the A174, which is the coast road from Middlesbrough
to Whitby, and then there is old Staithes, which is concealed
below the Cliffs. Access is by foot only, since the steep hill
into the old part means visitors vehicles are restricted. This
tiny olde worlde fishing village is completely unspoiled, with
its old cottages huddled together and crowding around the tiny
harbour. Narrow alleys and steep steps divide the buildings
which are constantly under threat from the sea. Thirteen houses
have been lost to the sea and in 1953 the Cod and Lobster Inn,
which stands adjacent to the waves was severely damaged. The
lifeboat station which caters for visitors, bears testimony
of how treacherous the sea can be. There are no amusement arcades,
bingo halls, or any commercialization whatsoever. The village
has managed to retain its own character and is still reliant
to a lesser extent on fishing.
Captain James Cook, the most famous of navigators, was apprenticed
here to a grocer and draper on the seafront at the age of 17.
The shop where he worked has long been lost to the sea.
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