Place:Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameMiddlesbrough
Alt namesMiddlesboroughsource: Family History Library Catalog
Teessidesource: Times Atlas of the World (1994) p 195
TypeTown, Borough, Unitary authority
Coordinates54.583°N 1.233°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Cleveland, England     (1974 - 1996)
North Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoTeesside, Cleveland, EnglandMiddlesbrough merged into Teesside 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Middlesbrough is a large town situated on the south bank of the River Tees in northeast England.

From 1889, Middlesbrough was a county borough in the North Riding of Yorkshire, with the reputation of being a foremost producer of iron and steel. It was also a centre of ship-building. Later this was added to by the presence of ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) who maintained its importance as an industrial centre after iron and steel production proceeded to other parts of the world after the Second World War.

In 1968 Middlesbrough became the centre of the County Borough of Teesside, which was then absorbed shortly afterward by the new non-metropolitan county of Cleveland in 1974. However, in 1996, Cleveland was abolished, and Middlesbrough became a unitary authority within the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Middlesbrough. The section entitled "History" is quite extensive.

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