Yarm  North Riding


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

YARM, a small town, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district of Stockton and N. R. Yorkshire. The town stands on the river Tees and on the Northallerton and Stockton railway, 4½ miles SSW of Stockton; occupies low ground, subject to inundation by the river; had a black friary, founded in the early part of the 13th century, and now giving name to the seat of E. ...

Meynell, Esq., on its site; rose to some consequence as a place of trade and commerce, but declined on account of its proximity to Stockton; possesses many granaries and warehouses, erected for its commerce, and now chiefly unoccupied; still carries on exportation of agricultural produce, and partakes with Stockton in the salmon-fishery of the Tees; is a seat of petty-sessions; consists chiefly of one long spacious street; is flanked, nearly along its entire length, by a railway viaduct of 43 arches; and has a head post-office,‡ a r. station, a banking office, a good inn, a police station, a town hall and market place, a stone bridge partly of the year 1400, a church rebuilt in 1730, three dissenting chapels, a handsome Roman Catholic chapel of 1860, an endowed grammar-school with £21 a year, a national school, an infant school, a mechanics' institute, charities £37, a paper mill, and four annual fairs.—The parish comprises 1,135 acres. Real property, £4,907; of which £24 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 1,647; in 1861, 1,401. Houses, 353. The decrease of pop. arose from removal of labourers employed in railway works. The manor belongs to E. Meynell, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value £300. Patron, the Archbishop of York.—The sub-district contains 6 parishes and 2 parts. Acres, 33,842. Pop., 25,079. Houses, 4,420.

Yarm through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Yarm, in Stockton on Tees and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th May 2024

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