Churchyard

Churchyard

With over a thousand burials, the St Oswald’s Churchyard is one of the biggest in North Yorkshire. Apart from existing family graves, the churchyard is now closed for burials and is maintained by Scarborough Council. Internment of ashes may still be possible.

A complete survey was made by John Crimlisk and his wife in the 1970’s, the Parish office has a 470 page long list and some records are kept in the Crimlisk Fisher Archives. If you are trying to find a relative, please make enquiries with the Archive in the first instance  or the parish office.

A local historian Ian Elsom began the Herculean task of recording the graves online and his excellent work is archived at the looking at Filey wiki. Ian is currently engaged in extending his work.


The churchyard is a consecrated sacred space and we ask that dog walkers respect this, by keeping your dog on a lead and clearing up after it.