Eston, North Riding of Yorkshire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Guisborough|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Eston:
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Eston from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Eston-in-Cleveland)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Eston are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online: