Acklam, Middlesbrough

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For the village in Ryedale (also in North Yorkshire), see Acklam, Ryedale.
Acklam
Acklam is located in North Yorkshire
Acklam
Acklam
 Acklam shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference NZ477168
   – London 215 mi (346 km)  S
Unitary authority Middlesbrough
Ceremonial county North Yorkshire
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MIDDLESBROUGH
Postcode district TS5
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Coordinates: 54°32′42″N 1°15′50″W / 54.54489°N 1.26401°W / 54.54489; -1.26401

Acklam is a suburb of Middlesbrough, in the unitary authority of Middlesbrough, in north-east England and is associated with the county of North Yorkshire for ceremonial purposes.

History[edit]

Acklam was referred to as "Aclun" in the 1086 Domesday Book. It is believed that the name is Anglo-Saxon Old English for "place at the oak clearings" or "place of oaks".[1][2]

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this once tiny village passed from Stokesley Rural District, to Middlesbrough Rural District and was eventually incorporated into the county borough of Middlesbrough during the early 20th century.

Stainsby[edit]

In the west of Acklam is the abandoned medieval settlement of Stainsby, deserted by 1757. Today this amounts to little more than a series of grassy mounds near the A19 road.[3]

Geography[edit]

Former blacksmiths on Acklam Road

Acklam Road runs directly through Acklam, and just off Acklam Road is Hall Drive. The previous focus of the parish was the residence of the Hustler family, the Restoration mansion of Acklam Hall, this shown in maps of the pre-industrial area—such as the 1714 Lordship of Acklam Plan—in the nearby Dorman Museum in Linthorpe. The house, formerly a grammar school and Middlesbrough's sole Grade I listed building, had ceased to be the Acklam Campus of Middlesbrough College by the middle of 2008.

Education[edit]

Acklam schools, include Kader Primary School, Acklam Grange Secondary School, Outwood Academy Acklam, Acklam Whin Primary School and St Clare's Primary School, on Trimdon Avenue. Acklam Grange Secondary School was previously Stainsby Secondary Modern School, named as such in 1952 after the mediaeval settlement of Stainsby.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthews, A. D. (1987). Acklam Hall: A House and Its History. ISBN 0951234307. 
  2. ^ Mills, Anthony David (2003); A Dictionary of British Place Names, Oxford University Press, revised edition (2011), p.3. ISBN 019960908X
  3. ^ "Stainsby Medieval Village". Tees Archaeology. Retrieved 20 December 2007. 
  4. ^ "Andy McDonald chosen as Middlesbrough Labour candidate in by-election to replace the late Sir Stuart Bell". Darlington and Stockton Times. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 

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