Area, 1,160 acres. Langbarugh liberty, W.D. -Population, 102 *2; Church-room, 275 *3 ; Net value, £44. -Here was a Church at the time of the Conquest.
Seward was the Saxon proprietor of Acklam. At the Conquest, it was granted to Hugh Earl of Chester, and afterwards became part of the fee of Brus, and granted out to the Boyntons, who held it till the reign of Charles I., when it was sold to the Hustlers.
This Church was formerly a Chapel, in the parish of Stainton, and was given by Alveredus to the Prior and Convent of Guisbrough.
Present patron, the Archbishop of York.
Mr. Graves gives a catalogue of the Curates.
" The Archbishop of York is impropriator. There is only calf and other inferior tithes there due. The joint value of Acklam and Middlesbrough is about £22 per annum." -Notitia Parochialis, No. 763.
Valued in 1716, at £17. 3s. 4d.; and in 1818,. at £120 per annum.
Augmented in 1770, with £200; in 1792, with £200; and in 1829, with £200 -all by lot.
The Church is a small modern structure, lately rebuilt with stone and slate.
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1732. -Vide earlier transcripts in the Registry at York.
Parochial Charities. -No return.
Post town: Stockton-upon-Tees.
Not noticed in Torre's MS. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 145. Graves' Cleveland, page 467. Mon. Ang., vol. vi. page 268. Burton's Monasticon, page 340.
*1 Alias West Acklam. -Mr. Graves thinks the name is derived from a grove of oaks, in which it was probably situate in the days of the Ancient Britons.
*2 In 1834, the Population of the parish was returned at 230.
*3 In 1818, only 200 sittings were returned.