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Eston, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Eston, a village, a township, and a parish, in the N.R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the ascent of Bamaby Moor or Eston Nab, is 1 mile from Eston Grange station on the N.E.R. and 5¼ NW by W of Guisborough, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Middlesbrough. The parish comprises 2252 acres of land and 633 of water; population, 10,695, and includes the villages of South Eston, Eston Junction, Old Eston Grangetown, and South Bank. There are extensive blast furnaces, iron foundries, and steam saw-mills. Eston Nab, a detached hill, 784 feet high, with remains of an ancient camp, commands a fine prospect, and possesses interest in great modern quarries and ironstone pits. The living is a vicarage, united with Normanby, in the diocese of York; net value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of York. Population of the ecclesiastical parish, 19,823. The church is good. There are Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist, and Congregational chapels, and a working men's institute.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Civil parishOrmesby 
Poor Law unionGuisborough 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyRedcar & Cleveland
RegionNorth East
Postal districtTS6
Post TownMiddlesbrough