UK Genealogy Archives logo

The Tees, Cumberland

Historical Description

Tees, The, a river of Cumberland, Westmorland, Durham, and Yorkshire. It rises on Cross Fell in Cumberland, runs 2 miles eastward to the boundary with Westmorland, proceeds 8 miles south-eastward, dividing Cumberland and Durham from Westmorland, and goes thence about 60 miles east-south-eastward and eastward, along the boundary between Durham and Yorkshire to the sea between Snook Point and Tod Point. It expands into an estuary, with a mean breadth of about 3 miles, over the last 4½ miles of its course; it is navigable for small sea-borne vessels 4½ miles higher up to Stockton, and is tidal for an additional 4½ miles to Yarm.

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cumberland is available to browse.