Place:Normanby (near Middlesbrough), North Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameNormanby (near Middlesbrough)
Alt namesNormanby
Normanby (near Guisborough)source: alternate name
South Banksource: settlement nearby
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.557°N 1.157°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 township
Langbaurgh West Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcounty borough in which it was located
Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority covering the area since 1996
source: Family History Library Catalog


NOTE: There is a second place named Normanby (near Pickering) in the North Riding which was an ancient parish in the Ryedale Wapentake and located in Pickering Rural District during most of the 20th century.


the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Normanby (near Middlesbrough) is now an area in the unitary authority of Redcar and Cleveland and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. It is part of the Middlesbrough agglomeration but is not within the borough of Middlesbrough itself. It has a population of approximately 7,000 residents. It lies between Ormesby to the west, Eston to the east, and the suburbs of Teesville and South Bank to the north.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Barnby from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"NORMANBY, a village and a township in Ormsby parish, [North Riding of] Yorkshire. The village stands 2 miles N E of Ormsby [railway] station, and 4 W N W of Guisborough; and has a post-office under Middlesborough. The township extends to the coast; and comprises 1,343 acres of land, and 355 of water. Real property: £7,949; of which £4,060 are in iron-works. Population in 1851: 195; in 1861: 2,204. Houses: 397. The increase of population arose mainly from the opening of extensive ironstone works, and from the establishing of glass furnaces. Normanby Hall is a chief residence. Bricks and tiles are made. There is a national school."

Normanby was originally a township in the ancient parish of Ormesby in the Langbaurgh West Wapentake. It became a civil parish in 1855, and was part of Middlesbrough County Borough.

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.
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