Skelton in Cleveland  North Riding


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

SKELTON, a village, a township, and a parish, in Guisbrough district, N. R. Yorkshire. The village stands 2 miles S by W of Saltburn r. station, and 3½ NE of Guisbrough; was once a market-town; and has a post-office under Redcar. The township comprises 3,830 acres. Real property, £5,235. ...

Pop. in 1851, 826; in 1861, 1,034. Houses, 221. Pop. in 1868, above 2,500. The parish contains also two other townships, and comprises 10,440 acres. Pop. in 1851, 1,299; in 1861, 1,457. Houses, 310. The property is subdivided. The manor was given, by William the Conqueror, to Robert de Bruce. S. Castle was built, in the 12th century, by one of the Bruces; passed to the Fauconbergs, the Nevilles, and others; was the residence of John Hall Stevenson, the ''Eugenius" of Sterne's ''Tristram Shandy," and the author of '' Crazy Tales; " retains few portions of its original masonry, yet is all very ancient; and belongs now to J. T. Wharton, Esq. Extensive ironstone mining is carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £300.* Patron, the Archbishop of York; and till 1868 was united to Brotton. The church was rebuilt in 1755. There are two Methodist chapels, a national school, and charities £10.

Skelton in Cleveland through time

Skelton in Cleveland 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 Skelton in Cleveland itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Skelton in Cleveland, 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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