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Cleveland, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Cleveland, a district in the north of the N.R. Yorkshire, with an area of about 30 square miles, extending along the Tees and the sea-coast, and very rich in ironstone, which yields annually about 2,500,000 tons of pig-iron. The town of Middlesboro', which owes its rise to the discovery of the iron ore in this district, is now the centre of the iron trade, and has become a large and important port. There are numerous furnaces and ironworks throughout the district, which afford employment to a large number of hands. It gives the title of Duke to the family of Vane, and it produced the original stock of hunting and draught horses kn&½n as Cleveland bays.

Cleveland Parliamentary Division of Yorkshire was formed under the Redistribution of Seats Act, 1885, and returns one member to the House of Commons. Population, 55,882. The division includes the following: —Langbaurgh (East —except the parishes of Danby and Easington) — Brotton, Commondale, Guisbrough, Hutton Lowcross, Kil-ton, Kirkleatham, Liverton, Lofthouse, Marske, Moorsholm, Morton, Pinchingthorpe, Redcar, Skelton, Skinningrove, Stanghow, Tockctts, Upleatham, Upsall, Westerdale, Wilton; Langbaurgh (North) —Acklam, Eston, Hemlington, Linthorpe, Marton, Middlesbrough, Normanby, Ormesby; Langbaurgh (West) —Arncliffe, Ayton (Great), Ayton (Little), Broughton, Busby (Great), Busby (Little), Carlton, Easby, Faceby, Hut-ton Rudby, Ingleby, Greenhow, Kildale, Kirby, Newby, Newton, Nunthorpe, Potto, Rudby, Seamer, Sexhow, Skutter-skeife, Stokesley, Whorlton; Yarm —Appleton Wiske, Castle-levington, Crathorne, East Rounton, Girsby, Great Smeaton, High Worsall, Hilton, Hornby, Ingleby Barwick,Kirklevington, Low Worsall, Maltby, Middleton-on-Leven, Over Dinsdale, Pickton, Stainton, Thornaby, Yarm; Middlesbrough, municipal borough.

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

Land and Property

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


Newspapers and Periodicals

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