Saltburn History

Saltburn-by-the-sea was founded by Henry Pease in 1861 and was originally the property where the pub, The Ship Inn, is located.

Saltburn Population Census

In 1861 Saltburn was classed as a hamlet, however by the 1901 census 2,578 people lived in Saltburn – this then grew to 4,745 in 1951, and by 2001 it was around 5,912.

Key Dates in Saltburn’s History

There are many key dates and important milestone’s that make up the town’s rich history. Below details the dates of some of the town’s most well known buildings and infrastructure and when they were built.

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