Place:Linthorpe, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish, Suburb
Coordinates54.56°N 1.243°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inCleveland, England     (1974 - 1996)
North Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoMiddlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish in which it was originally a township
Langbaurgh West Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Middlesbrough Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1932
Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandborough into which part was absorbed in 1913
West Acklam, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish into which part was absorbed in 1913
Middlesbrough (metropolitan borough), North Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority in which it is now located
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Linthorpe is an inner-suburb, and former village in the unitary authority of Middlesbrough, in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, in northeast England.

The original hamlet, or village, of Linthorpe, ran along either side of what now is known as Burlam Road (previously known as Acklam Road) next to Linthorpe Cemetery. In the late 19th century and early 20th century developers bought up much of the surrounding farmland and began to create a suburb of wide tree-lined avenues on which they built individual villas and terraced properties of some decoration and size. This was during a period of expansion for Middlesbrough. A tram service then connected this new desirable area of 'Linthorpe' to the centre of Middlesbrough, where the new residents usually held managerial, or directorship positions. At the bottom of Burlam Road (Acklam Road end) there are two original cottages that were still standing in 2011.

In 1913 the civil parish of Linthorpe was abolished and the area distributed between Middlesbrough County Borough and West Acklam civil parish. Prior to 1913 Linthorpe had been located in Middlesbrough Rural District from 1894. It became part of the short-lived county of Cleveland from 1974 until 1996 and has since been part of the Middlesbrough Borough Council.

Historically, it was located part in the ecclesiastical parish of Middlesbrough and part in the ecclesiastical parish of West Acklam in the Langbaurgh West Wapentake. It was in the Stockton Registration District in County Durham until 1875 and in the Middlesbrough Registration District after that.

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 Middlesbrough parish.
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