Nunthorpe

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Coordinates: 54°31′43″N 1°10′37″W / 54.5287°N 1.1770°W / 54.5287; -1.1770

Nunthorpe
Nunthorpe Shops - geograph.org.uk - 1061042.jpg
Nunthorpe shops
Nunthorpe is located in North Yorkshire
Nunthorpe
Nunthorpe
 Nunthorpe shown within North Yorkshire
Population 4,620 
OS grid reference NZ532151
Unitary authority Middlesbrough
Ceremonial county North Yorkshire
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MIDDLESBROUGH
Postcode district TS7
Dialling code 01642
Police Cleveland
Fire Cleveland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Middlesbrough South and Cleveland East
List of places
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Nunthorpe is a small outer suburb of the town of Middlesbrough, England. Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, Nunthorpe is served by Nunthorpe and Gypsy Lane railway stations, both of which are on the Esk Valley Line from Middlesbrough to Whitby. The railway line here forms the boundary between the boroughs of Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland, both of which are unitary authorities and are associated with the county of North Yorkshire for ceremonial purposes. Nunthorpe civil parish is west of the railway line, in Middlesbrough, whilst the area east of the railway line forms part of the Ormesby ward of Redcar and Cleveland.

In May 2013, 76% of Nunthorpe residents who voted in an unofficial referendum voted to break away from Middlesbrough and join Hambleton in North Yorkshire.[1]

Village[edit]

Nunthorpe Hall in the old village.

The original settlement grew up around Nunthorpe Hall, which was first built in the 1620s, although the present building is mostly Victorian. The settlement that is known as Nunthorpe today is that which grew up around the railway station. Nunthorpe village is situated about a mile to the south of the main suburban area.

Schools[edit]

Nunthorpe is served by four primary schools; Chandlers Ridge Academy, The Avenue, Nunthorpe and St Bernadette's Catholic School.

Situated next to Nunthorpe Primary School is Nunthorpe Academy, a Specialist Science, Business and Enterprise Academy (since 2012). It operated as a selective County Modern school prior to 1973 and then as a comprehensive school.

Since September 2008, there has been a Sixth Form College located next to the secondary school, in collaboration with a campus in Teesville.

Transport[edit]

Nunthorpe railway station

Nunthorpe is served by both Gypsy Lane and Nunthorpe railway stations, which are on the Middlesbrough to Whitby, Esk Valley Line. Nunthorpe has good bus connections to Middlesbrough and Guisborough.

Churches[edit]

There are three churches:
Church of England - St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane (outside the main housing estate on the A172)
Methodist - Nunthorpe Methodist Church, Marton Moor Road
Catholic - St Bernadette's Catholic Church, Gypsy Lane

Other facilities[edit]

Nunthorpe has a football club, complete with squash and tennis courts; there is also a cricket club. The Cleveland Hills can be seen as the backdrop to this local amenity, with Roseberry Topping clearly visible.

A parade of local shops can be found on Guisborough Road including a florist, pharmacy and post office with local newsagent Rookwood News found on nearby Rookwood Road.

Notable people[edit]

Nearby places[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

Jack Wills named one of their highlighter pens the 'Nunthorpe Highlighter' in their Spring 2011 collection.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Evening Gazette Newspaper: Nunthorpe referendum on joining Hambleton in North Yorkshire
  2. ^ The Guardian Newspaper: Peter Gilmore obituary; actor best known for his role as the rugged and handsome captain in The Onedin Line

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