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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"ACKLAM, (or West Acklam, or Acklam in Cleveland), a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Langbargh; 7 miles NE. of Yarm. The church (see Churches for photograph), lately rebuilt, is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Archbishop of York, incumbent the Rev. J. Waistall. Acklam hall, in this village, is the residence of Thomas, Hustler, Esq. Population, 105."

"AYRSOME, a hamlet in the township of Linthorpe and parish of Acklam, wapentake and liberty of Langbargh; ¾ mile NNW. of Acklam, 8 miles NE. of Yarm."

"LINTHORPE, in the parishes of Acklam and Middlesbrough, wapentake and liberty of Langbargh ; 1 mile SSW. of Middlesbrough, 7 miles NNW. of Stokesley. Population, 196."

"NEWPORT, in the township of Linthorpe, and parish of Acklam, wapentake and liberty of Langbargh; 1½ miles N. of Acklam, 9 miles NNW. of Stokesley.

This is a modern village situated upon the banks of the river Tees, and being an out-port belonging to Stockton, contains a commodious quay and granaries, for the reception of corn and other articles, which, are shipped coastwise to London, Newcastle, &c. -Graves Cleveland."

[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]

Archives and Libraries

  • The Friends of Teesside Archives exists to promote and assist Teesside Archives and to promote conservation of documents etc in the Cleveland county area. Its volunteers, among other things, help with the indexing of parish records, rate books, electoral rolls and other records of interest to family and local historians.

Church History

Church Records



Names, Geographical

  • The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
    • (NZ478155) Brookfield
    • (NZ495183) Marton Grove