Linthorpe

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Linthorpe
Linthorpe is located in North Yorkshire
Linthorpe
Linthorpe
 Linthorpe shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference NZ490185
Unitary authority Middlesbrough
Ceremonial county North Yorkshire
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MIDDLESBROUGH
Postcode district TS5
Dialling code 01642
Police Cleveland
Fire Cleveland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
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Coordinates: 54°33′36″N 1°14′35″W / 54.55992°N 1.24296°W / 54.55992; -1.24296

Linthorpe is an inner-suburb, and former village in the unitary authority of Middlesbrough, in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, in north-east England.

Development[edit]

The original hamlet, or village, of Linthorpe, ran along either side of what now is known as Burlam Road (previously known as Acklam Road) next to Linthorpe Cemetery. In the late 19th century and early 20th century developers bought up much of the surrounding farmland and began to create a suburb of wide tree-lined avenues on which they built individual villas and terraced properties of some decoration and size. This was during a period of expansion for Middlesbrough. A tram service then connected this new desirable area of 'Linthorpe' to the centre of Middlesbrough,[1] where the new residents usually held managerial, or directorship positions. At the bottom of Burlam Road (Acklam Road end) there are two original cottages still standing today 2011.

Properties[edit]

A grammar school for girls was built with the benefaction of Alderman Kirby and the Carter Bequest Hospital was erected by a bequest from Alderman Carter. The Broomlands, was a home set up for socially deprived children and orphans. The Linthorpe Hotel public house, formerly a doctors surgery and residence, was opened in 1957 and stands within its own original expansive grounds. These grounds once contained a carriage turning circle, vegetable garden, orchard, and lawns. The grounds still possesses many species of mature trees around the perimeter.

On Roman Road, Linthorpe is the Cleveland College of Art & Design.

Linthorpe art pottery[edit]

The area is famous for Linthorpe Art Pottery. The pottery was established in 1879 jointly by Christopher Dresser and John Harrison a local entrepreneur. The pottery firm ran until 1889. The largest collection of the ware in the world can be seen at the local Dorman Memorial Museum.[2]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

Adjacent areas

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evening Gazette Remember When - Tales of a Teesside Tramline
  2. ^ "Linthorpe Art Pottery". Dorman Museum - Galleries Linthorpe Pottery. 
  3. ^ Pollard, A.J. (ed.) (1996). Middlesbrough: Town and Commubity 1830–1950. Thrupp, Oxfordshire: Sutton Publications. pp. 118–19. ISBN 0-750-91270-7. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Linthorpe at Wikimedia Commons