Place:Eston, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeTownship, Chapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates54.567°N 1.117°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Cleveland, England     (1974 - 1996)
North Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoOrmesby, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a chapelry
Langbaurgh West Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority of which Eston is a part
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

From 1894 until 1968 Eston was an urban district in the North Riding of Yorkshire, England in which the main industry was originally iron-ore mining and was followed by steel production. In 1968 the district was abolished with the majority of its area absorbed into Teesside County Borough and the remainder transferred to Guisborough Urban District. Between 1974 and 1996 the whole of this area became the non-metropolitan county of Cleveland, and in 1996 was re-formed into the unitary authority of Redcar and Cleveland in North Yorkshire. (Wikipedia explains this in detail.)

Historically, it was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Ormesby in the Langbaurgh West Wapentake.

Eston Cemetery

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Still in active use, Eston Cemetery it was established in 1863 and built as an extension to the church of St Helen, which has since been dismantled and rebuilt at Beamish Museum. Names on the gravestones tell the story of the families whose daily lives created the history of the wider area throughout the twentieth century until the present.

The cemetery contains the war graves of 55 Commonwealth service personnel of World War I and 43 of World War II, including one unidentified Royal Navy sailor.


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Eston. Emphasis on Eston's ironstone mining history.

Research Tips

This is by far the most complete history of the parishes of the county to be found online. The chapters are ordered by the divisions of the county called wapentakes, but each chapter is linked to the volume's content page.
  • GENUKI has a page on all three ridings of Yorkshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each.
These are based on a gazetteer dated 1835 and there may have been a number of alterations to the parish setup since then. However, it is worthwhile information for the pre civil registration era. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and the submitter is very firm about his copyright. This should not stop anyone from reading the material.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Yorkshire North Riding, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72.
  • Map of the North Riding divisions in 1888 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • Map of North Riding divisions in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • The above two maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
  • In March 2018 Ancestry announced that its file entitled "Yorkshire, England: Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1873" has been expanded to include another 94 parishes (across the three ridings) and expected it to be expanded further during the year. The entries are taken from previously printed parish registers.
  • The chapter of the Victoria County History, published 1923, dealing with Ormesby parish.
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Eston, North Yorkshire. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
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