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Redmarshall is located in County Durham
Location within County Durham
Population354 (2008/9)[1]
OS grid referenceSU748232
Civil parish
  • Stockton-on-Tees
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStockton-on-Tees
Postcode districtTS21
Dialling code01740
AmbulanceNorth East
UK Parliament
List of places
County Durham
54°35′02″N 1°24′05″W / 54.5838°N 1.4013°W / 54.5838; -1.4013

Redmarshall is a village and civil parish in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and ceremonial county of County Durham, England.[2] The population as of the 2011 census was 287.[3] Redmarshall is situated to the west of Stockton-on-Tees, just north of the A66 road which is one of the main trunk routes through Teesside. It is home to the Church of Saint Cuthbert and a pub called The Ship. It has a green in the centre and roads such as Church Lane, Coniston Crescent and Windermere Avenue, named after waters in the Lake District. Ferguson Way [4] is the newest addition to the village. A small wood is a short way out of the village and down a bank past Ferguson Way. There is a new housing estate called the langtons being built on the old remains of the mains care home.


Redmarshall was founded in the first half of the twentieth century and was one of the smallest villages in County Durham up until development and construction started in the first half of the 19th century.[5] Redmarshall is now home to 350 people living in 130 households.[1] Redmarshall has its origins as a farming community over hundreds of years; however, today only two of the original four farms survive with the most recent of the two lost being turned into a care home for the elderly.[5] Redmarshall acquired its name from the reed marshes and bogs that exist in the area.

Census and population

Employment based on 1831 data
Employment based on 1831 data
Historical population
1801 228—    
1811 223−2.2%
1821 264+18.4%
1831 335+26.9%
1841 272−18.8%
1851 332+22.1%
1861 91−72.6%
1871 78−14.3%
1881 55−29.5%
1891 55+0.0%
1901 75+36.4%
1911 87+16.0%
1921 105+20.7%
1931 116+10.5%

The Census is a country wide data retrial devise that allows the government to see and control where funding is needed most. The data is available for public use and distribution and is carried out every 10 years.[6] This image shoes the Social Status, based on 1831 occupations. We can see that this rural area was largely made up of servants and manual laborers (as shown in green.) The employers would have largely have been the farm (of which there were 4 at this time.) The 1831 census provides information, down to parish-level, the data however only shows the occupations of males aged over 20.[7]


Redmarshall is home to St Cuthbert Church, names so in honour of St. Cuthbert an Anglo-Saxon monk and bishop.[8] St Cuthbert is one of six churches, that come together to form the Stockton Deanery in the diocese of Durham.

St Cuthbert's, Redmarshall, County Durham.
St Cuthbert's, Redmarshall, County Durham.

The churches are all of Anglican descent and form the local parish. St Cuthbert is a Grade one listed building built in the late twelfth century.[9] The current Church building is situated on the same site as the predeceasing Saxon church, which is notable for St Cuthbert's body having rested here on its long wandering journey before finally being laid to rest at Durham Cathedral. The building is made largely of local stone. An escape tunnel ran from Redmarshall church to Castle Hill at Bishopton also contracted in the twelfth century.[10] The Church Fete is a long running Village tradition that used to be held in the grounds of local houses and also the village pub, the Ship, however resent years it has been held on the village green. The Fete is held yearly and is in aid of ST Cuthbert's Church. For the previous four years the event has been held on the village green in Redmarshall, on the last Sunday in August as 2pm. There will be a tombola, raffle, stalls, games and afternoon teas. In 2012 the date will be 26 August.[11]


Redmarshall Parish Council meets at 18:30 in the Methodist Chapel Schoolroom, on the second Monday in every month (except August).[12] Redmarshall also belongs to the North Township division (A division of a county with some corporate powers) and lies in the Stockton-on-Tees district. Local electoral results can be seen in the local newspaper, the Evening Gazette which is published weekly on Wednesdays.[13]


Redmarshall once had a primary school located within the village, however it was closed and later demolished through lack of students. The site along Church Lane in Redmarshall now has a bungalow situated on it. Opposite to the bungalow is a nursing home, which was one of the original farms in Redmarshall.[14] The nearest primary school is now located less than one mile away in Bishopton, which is larger than Redmarshall and is school to 72 pupils, 31 girls and 41 boys ages from 4 to 11. The school is a C of School and has an overall rating of 2. [15] The nearest private primary school is Red House School in Norton 3.6 miles away from Redmarshall. They take both male and female students from 3 to 16.[16] The village never had a secondary school, and the nearest public school is over 3 miles away, Sedgefield Community College a Specialist Sports College, school to 851 students.[17] Polam Hall School is a primary to 6th form education that is most well known for its outstanding secondary school level results. The School is 8.7 miles from Redmarshall and takes both males and female students from 3 to 18 years of age.[18] There are a number of local Colleges and further education schemes. Stockton Sixth Form College is located only 4.5 miles away from Redmarshall. The closet university is Durham University.[19]

Public house

The Ship is approximately 260 years old, located in Redmarshall. It is a five-minute drive from Stockton On Tees and approximately 15 minutes from Darlington. The pub is called the ship as it was originally built from the timbers of ships that floundered off the River Tees. The pub has recently changed hands to the new owners Steve & Jean I'Anson. In April 2014 the Ship was refurbished to a very high standard in a design which embraces its name.

Nursing home

The Mains nursing home in Redmarshall is a privately owned nursing home for elderly residents. The home owned and managed by Mr P G & Mrs T M Dowell and is for older people with physical difficulties and registered in 1988. The home is located in the rural location within walking distance of (250 yards) of the local bus stop and can host up to 31 residents with 23 single and 4 shared rooms (23 en suite).[20]

Transport in and around Redmarshall

No. 6 Bus Service The first bus on weekdays runs to Stockton at 06.55, 7.55, etc. until 18.55).[21] Redmarshall used to have a village railway station in the late 19th century, it however was renamed "Carlton" railway station and then later closed through lack of use early into the 20th century.[22]

Additional information

Facility Present (Yes/No)
Public Phone Box No
Public House Yes
Village Green Yes
Village Shop No
Village Hall No
Recreational area No
Post Box Yes
Areas of outstanding natural beauty Yes


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  2. ^ "Stockton Gov". Stockton Gov. Archived from the original on 11 February 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Zoopla". Zoopler Housing. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Darlington History, Redmarshall". Redmarshall History permission. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Census UK". Census UK. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Redmarshall Social Status, based on 1831 occupational statistics". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  8. ^ "British History". British History. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  9. ^ "British Middlesbrough". Redmarshall History. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  10. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1140001)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  11. ^ "Gazetteer Teaside". Gazette. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  12. ^ "Redmarshall Parish Council". Redmarshall Parish Council. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  13. ^ "Redmarshall Parish Council". Redmarshall Parish Council. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  14. ^ "Cofe Primary School". Cofe Primary School. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  15. ^ "". Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  16. ^ "Red House School". Red House School. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  17. ^ "Sedgefield Community College". Sedgefield Community College. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  18. ^ "Polam Hall". Polem Hall. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  19. ^ "Stockton Sixth Form College". Stockton Sixth Form College. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  20. ^ "The Mains Nursing home". The Mains nursing Home. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
  21. ^ "Arrival Bus" (PDF). Arrival Bus. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  22. ^ "Hidden Teesside". Hidden Teesside. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
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