Marske  North Riding


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

MARSKE, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Guisbrough district, N. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the coast, and on the Middlesbrough and Saltburn railway, 4¾ miles NNE of Guisbrongh; is frequented as a watering-place; and has a station with telegraph on the railway, and a post office, of the name of Marske-by-the-Sea, under Redcar. ...

The township comprises 2,910 acres of land, and 536 of water. Real property £10,527; of which £1,571 are in iron-works. Pop. in 1851,571; in 1861,1,470. Houses, 279. The increase of pop. arose from the opening of of iron-stone mines.—The parish contains also part of Redcar township. Pop. in 1851,1,430; in 1861,2,314. Houses, 449. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Marske Hall, belongs to the Earl of Zetland. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £205. * Patron, the Earl of Zetland. The old church stands near the edge of a cliff, at some distance from the village; was erected in 1821; and is a neat small edifice, with tower and spire. The new church stands on a site more convenient for the increasing population; was erected in 1866, with aid of a free site and at least £2,000 from the Earl of Zetland; and contains 610 sittings, all free. The p. curacy of Redcar is a separate benefice. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, a national school, and charities £6. The father of Capt. Cook, the circumnavigator, was interred in the old burying-ground.—The sub-district contains also Upleatham parish, and parts of two other parishes. Acres, 17,618. Pop., 4,803. Houses, 996.

Marske through time

Marske is now part of Redcar and Cleveland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Redcar and Cleveland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Marske itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th January 2022

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