A Brief History

Grosmont is a small village in the Esk valley - part of the North York Moors National Park, six miles from the seaside town of Whitby.

The village began life mining the rich iron ore deposits from the surrounding hills, with blast furnaces working day and night. Today, there is very little evidence of Grosmont's industrial past. The blast furnaces have gone cold and disappeared beneath the ground, abundant wildlife having reclaimed the land as its own. All that remains today is a beautiful village bordered by rolling hills and farmland, the sounds of steam engines the only reminder of Grosmont's history.

For further information on the history of Grosmont Station, the Levisham Station Group has published a very informative booklet, "Grosmont Station – A Brief History", which is available from the NYMR station shops. A comprehensive book on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from the Whitby and Pickering days to the present is General Manager Philip Benham’s "Illustrated History of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway".

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