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Grangetown, North Yorkshire

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Slater Road shops, Grangetown
Grangetown is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Population5,088 (2011.ward)[1]
OS grid referenceNZ554209
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtTS6
Dialling code01642
AmbulanceNorth East
UK Parliament
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54°34′48″N 1°08′38″W / 54.580°N 1.144°W / 54.580; -1.144

Grangetown is a town in the borough of Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire, England.

Geography and history

Grangetown houses with industry in the background
Grangetown houses with industry in the background

Grangetown is on the eastern outskirts of Middlesbrough, beyond South Bank, 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Middlesbrough town centre and 4 miles (6.4 km) from Redcar.[2] It was historically part of the ancient wapentake of Langbaurgh West, which along with Langbaurgh East formed the Cleveland area of North Yorkshire, then the parish and urban district of Eston. Grangetown was brought into Teesside County Borough in 1968; from 1974 to 1996, it formed part of the County of Cleveland, and in 1996 it became part of the Unitary Authority of Redcar and Cleveland, which replaced the district of Langbaurgh-on-Tees. It has a population of approximately 8,000.

The impetus for the development of Grangetown was the discovery of ironstone in the Eston Hills in 1840, and the subsequent development of the iron and steel industry along the riverbanks by Messrs. Bolckow and Vaughan. By 1914, it was community of approximately 5,500 people with the majority of the houses lying between Bolckow Road and the steel works. There was a market square, shopping centre, boarding school, three pubs, six places of worship, a police station and public bathhouse. Though the inhabitants came from many parts of the country, the community had built up a strong identity and local pride. The majority of men worked in the steel works, but a wide range of skills was represented within the town and a whole cross-section of society lived together in the town.

Grangetown Boys Club
Grangetown Boys Club

Grangetown underwent a period of quite rapid expansion between 1914 and 1939. Both the steel companies and the local council built estates from Bolckow Road to and across the new A1085 Trunk Road. The population in 1939 was approximately 9,000. After the war, council house building was extended and in the 1950s reached Fabian Road.

The modern town has long since moved from its original location.[when?] Victorian terraced houses, nestled against the heavy industry along the River Tees have been replaced with the warehouses and depots of lighter industry. Some new houses have been built over the years, but Grangetown has lost the popularity of its heyday in the earlier part of the 20th century. The local authority, Redcar and Cleveland Council have embarked on the regeneration project named Greater Eston.


Grangetown is part of Redcar constituency and is represented by Conservative Member Jacob Young in the House of Commons.

2015 local elections results

Borough Council

In the 2015 local elections, the following members were returned to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council:[3]

Ward Councillor Party
Grangetown Jade Stainthorpe Labour Party
Grangetown Lynn Pallister Labour Party

Notable people


See also


  1. ^ "Redcar and Cleveland population 2011". Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  2. ^ "2011 UK Census statistics". Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Redcar & Cleveland". May 2011. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Who the f*** is Chubby?". BBC Tees. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2016.

External links

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