Ormesby  North Riding


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

ORMSBY, a village, a township, and a parish in Guisbrough district, N. R. Yorkshire. The village stands 1 mile E of a station of its own name on the Middlesborough and Guisbrough railway, and 5 S S E of Middlesborough; and has a post-office under Middlesborough. The township contains also the sea-port village of Cleveland-Port, on the estuary of the Tees; and comprises 2, 768 acres of land, and 78 of water. ...

Real property, £4, 804. Pop. in 1851, 446; in 1861, 1, 105. Houses, 201. The parish contains also the townships of Eston, Normanby, Upsall, and Morton. Acres, 8, 948; of which1, 268 are water. Real property, £38, 769; of which £12, 310 are in iron-works. Pop. in 1851, 1, 172; in 1861, 6, 299. Houses, 1, 139. The increase of pop. bothin O. township and in the rest of the parish, arosemainly from the opening of extensive ironstone works, and from the establishment of blast furnaces. The property is not much divided. Part of Ormsby estate was sold, in the time of the Commonwealth, for £3, 509; and re-purchased, in 1770, for £47,000. The manor belongs to Capt. J. H. Pennyman. Ormsby Hall is the chief residence. The scenery takes characteristic features, bothby day and by night, from the blast furnaces; and somevantage grounds in the N command good views over theestuary of the Tees. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £300.* Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church is ancient, and was repaired in 1820. The p. curacy of Eston was made a separate benefice in 1867. There are a reading-room, a small library, a slightly endowed school, and charities £9.

Ormesby through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st January 2020

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