Place:Eston, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeTown, Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates54.567°N 1.117°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inCleveland, England     (1974 - 1996)
North Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoRedcar 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 Ormsby in the Langbargh Wapentake.


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Eston Cemetery

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Eston Cemetery is one of those places in the area which was probably named at the time of the Eston Urban District Council, which included Normanby. Nevertheless, Eston Cemetery can be said to be in Normanby.

Still in active use, 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.

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GENUKI and A Vision of Britain through Time provide quotations describing Eston in the 19th century, the first in the 1820s and the second circa 1870.

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