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Thornaby on Tees, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Thornaby-on-Tees, a town, a municipal borough, and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire, on the river Tees, opposite Stockton-on-Tees, with which it is connected by a bridge over the Tees. The town has a station on the N.E.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Stockton-on-Tees. It was incorporated in 18 9 2, and is divided into six wards, and governed by a mayor, 6 aldermen, and 18 councillors. The parish and borough are conterminous. Acreage, 1923 of land and 74 of water; population, 15,637. The ecclesiastical parish of St Paul, has a population of 10,707; and that of St Luke, separated in 1895, 4930. There are blast-furnaces, iron-foundries, engineering works, timber yards, wire-rope manufactory, iron-shipbuilding yards, saw-mills, flour-mills, and pottery works. A large trade is carried on in timber and corn. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £335 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church was erected in 1858, is in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, N and S aisles, and belfry. The living of St Luke is of the net value of £150, in the gift of the Crown and Bishop alternately. St Luke's church is built on a site given by the late Earl of Harward. There are Baptist, Congregational, Free, Primitive, and New Connexion Methodist, Presbyterian, and Wesleyan chapels, a large cemetery, a town-hall, mechanics' institute, temperance hall, public library, fire-brigade, and county police stations. There is a Roman Catholic church.

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

Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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