Skelton and Brotton

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Skelton Castle

Skelton and Brotton is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Redcar and Cleveland, England. It consists of the towns of Skelton-in-Cleveland and Brotton, which had a combined population of 18,952 in 2002.

The modern Skelton Castle incorporates part of the ancient stronghold of Robert de Brus who held it from Henry I. A modern church replaces the ancient one, of which there are ruins, and a fine Norman font is preserved. The large ironstone quarries have not wholly destroyed the appearance of the district. The Cleveland Hills rise sharply southward, to elevations sometimes exceeding 1000 feet (300 m), and are scored with deep and picturesque glens. On the coast, which is cliff-bound and fine, is the watering-place of Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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Coordinates: 54°33′55″N 0°57′19″W / 54.56528°N 0.95528°W / 54.56528; -0.95528