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Cleveland, English County (1974-1996)

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People who had connections to Cleveland between 1974 and 1996 can be linked to this project.

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See Counties of England, United Kingdom

Because of the changes to Counties in England in 1974 and 1996 it can be very confusing to know in which county to place our English ancestors. The purpose of this project is to clarify things regarding Cleveland, with links to further projects covering other areas in the area affected by the changes. Essentially the location is governed by the dates your ancestors lived. Pre 1974 you need to look at the County Borough of Teesside See Below (1968-1974), as well as the historic counties of Yorkshire and County Durham. It was situated around the Teesside urban area and included Middlesbrough (YKS), Stockton-on-Tees (DUR), Hartlepool (DUR) and Redcar (YKS). In 1996 the County of Cleveland was abolished, and four unitary authorities were created. (See below)

  • Area 1974 - 144,085 acres (583.09 km2)
  • Population

• 1973 - 566,740 • 1981 - 565,935 • 1991 - 541,333

  • Cities and towns
  • Billingham - Ceremonial County Durham
  • Brotton - Ceremonial County Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire)
  • Coatham - Ceremonial County Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire)
  • Eston - Ceremonial County Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire)
  • Grangefield - Ceremonial County Durham
  • Guisborough - Ceremonial County Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire)
  • Hartburn - Ceremonial County Durham
  • Hartlepool - Ceremonial County Durham
  • Ingleby Barwick - Ceremonial County Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire)
  • Kirkleatham - Ceremonial County Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire)
  • Loftus - Ceremonial County Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire)
  • Marske-by-the-Sea - Ceremonial County Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire)
  • Middlesborough - Ceremonial County Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire)
  • Ormesby - Ceremonial County Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire)
  • Redcar - Ceremonial County Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire)
  • Saltburn-by-the-Sea - Ceremonial County Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire)
  • Seaton Carew - Ceremonial County Durham
  • Skelton-in-Cleveland - Ceremonial County Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire)
  • Stockton-on-Tees - Ceremonial County Durham
  • Thornaby-on-Tees - - Ceremonial County Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire)
  • Yarm - Ceremonial County Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire)

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In 1996 the county of Cleveland was broken up into the four independent unitary authority boroughs of

  1. Hartlepool,
  2. Stockton-on-Tees,
  3. Middlesbrough and
  4. Langbaurgh-on-Tees (previously Redcar and Cleveland).

County Borough of Teesside (1968-1974)

The River Tees formed the historic county boundary between Yorkshire and County Durham.

Teesside was a local government district between 1968 and 1974 - officially the County Borough of Teesside. In 1974 the County Borough of Teesside was abolished and absorbed into the larger non-metropolitan County of Cleveland along with the towns of Hartlepool and Guisborough.

Today the name "Teesside" refers to the area made up of the towns of

  • Billingham,
  • Middlesbrough,
  • Redcar,
  • Skelton-in-Cleveland,
  • Stockton-on-Tees,
  • Thornaby and
  • surrounding settlements near the River Tees.

See Cleveland list of towns above


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