Stokesley  North Riding


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

STOKESLEY, a small town, a township, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in N. R. Yorkshire. The town stands on the river Leven, near the North Yorkshire and Cleveland railway, amid pleasant environs, 9 miles SE by S of Stockton-upon-Tees; consists chiefly of one spacious street; is a seat of petty sessions and a polling place; and has a post-office‡ under Northallerton, a r. ...

station with telegraph, two banking offices, two chief inns, a town hall of 1853, a church rebuilt in 1777, three dissenting chapels, a Roman Catholic chapel, a Church institute, an endowed school with £139 a year, a workhouse, a weekly market on Saturday, and fairs on the Saturdays before 14 Feb., Palm-Sunday, Trinity-Sunday, and 19 Oct. The township comprises 1,744 acres. Real property, £8,393; of which £50 are in gasworks. Pop., 1,993. Houses, 465.—The parish contains also Great Busby, Little Busby, Newby, and Easby townships. Acres, 6,239. Pop., 2,401. Houses, 547. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £1,206.* Patron, the archbishop of York.—The sub-district contains 9 parishes and 4 parts. Acres, 60,236. Pop., 7,853. Houses, 1,651.—The district includes also Hutton sub-district, and comprises 79,345 acres. Poor rates in 1863, £4,355. Pop. in 1851, 9,387; in 1861, 10,381. Houses, 2,208. Marriages in 1863, 71; births, 380,- of which 31 were illegitimate; deaths, 224,-of which 65 were at ages under 5 years, and 12 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 692; births, 3,139; deaths, 1,830. The places of worship, in 1851, were 16 of the Church of England, with 3,063 sittings; 2 of Independents, with 254 s.; 1 of Quakers, with 300 s.; 15 of Wesleyans, with 1,734 s.; 9 of Primitive Methodists, with 717 s.; and 1 of Roman Catholics, with 120 s. The schools were 16 public day-schools, with 729 scholars; 14 private day-schools, with 365 s.; 17 Sunday schools, with 603 s.; and 1 evening school for adults, with 16 s.

Stokesley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th May 2022

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