Redcar  North Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Redcar like this:

REDCAR, a small town and a township-chapelry in Marske and Upleatham parishes, N. R. Yorkshire. The town stands on the coast and on the Cleveland branch of the Stockton and Darlington railway, 3¼ miles E S E of the mouth of the river Tees, and 7½ E N E of Middlesborough; was, prior to 1833, a mere fishing-village; began then to acquire importance by the projection at it of a harbour of refuge, 500 acres in extent, with a depth of 30 feet of water, and a month 1,000 feet wide; rose further and rapidly into consequence, as a favourite sea-bathing resort; possesses the advantage of very fine and extensive sands, well adapted for bathing; consists chiefly of one long street, together with a terrace and outskirts; is practically conjoint with the village of Cotham; and has a head post-office, ‡ a railway station with telegraph, several good hotels, numerous respectable lodging-houses, a hydropathic establishment, a sea-bathing hospital, a church, four dissenting chapels, and a mixed public school. ...

The chapelry comprises 3, 900 acres of land and 423 of water. Real property, £6, 866. Pop. in 1851, 1,032; in 1861, 1, 330. Houses, 283. The manor belongs to the Earl of Zetland. The living is a p.curacy in the diocese of York. Value, £50.* Patron, the Earl of Zetland.

Redcar through time

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Redcar, in Redcar and Cleveland and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd May 2024

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