Billingham | Eaglescliffe | Guisborough | Hartlepool | Ingleby Barwick | Loftus | Marske-by-the-Sea |
Middlesbrough | Redcar | Saltburn |
Skelton | Skinningrove | Stockton-on-Tees | Thornaby-on-Tees | Yarm
Cleveland was an area in the north east of England. Its name means literally "cliff-land", referring to its
hilly southern areas, which rise to nearly 1,500 ft (460 m). Historically Cleveland, as a geographic area within the North Riding
of Yorkshire, was located entirely to the south of the River Tees and its largest town was Guisborough, until the rise of
Middlesbrough in the 19th century.
A non-metropolitan county of Cleveland was created in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, named after the historic region,
but not covering it all, and also including land north of the River Tees that had until then been in County Durham. It was based
around the Teesside urban area and included Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Hartlepool and Redcar.
The county was abolished in 1996 with its boroughs becoming unitary authorities and the Tees re-established as the border
between North Yorkshire and County Durham for ceremonial purposes only.
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