Stillington, County Durham

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Stillington is located in County Durham
 Stillington shown within County Durham
Population 741 [1]
OS grid reference NZ374234
Unitary authority Stockton-on-Tees
Ceremonial county County Durham
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district TS21
Dialling code 01740
Police Cleveland
Fire Cleveland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Stockton North
List of places
County Durham

Coordinates: 54°36′18″N 1°25′19″W / 54.605°N 1.422°W / 54.605; -1.422

Stillington is a village within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and the ceremonial county of County Durham, England. It is situated to the north west of Stockton-on-Tees.


Stillington is under the jurisdiction of Stockton-On-Tees borough Council and the Local councillor is Stephenson Andrew.[2] Stillington is within the Stockton North parliamentary constituency.


In 1866 Samuel Boston founded the Carlton Iron works after which 111 houses were built (prior to which there were only three) and Stillington was known as the village of Carlton Iron Works.[3]

In 1932 the original blast furnace was demolished but the company still exists and operates in Stillington under the name of Metabrasive.[4] Stillington has a significant number of companies operating in the village given its size including Darchem Engineering (part of Esterline),[5] Clarkes of Stillington (steel plates)[6] and Bodycote Heat Treatments.[7]

There also exists a number of smaller nonindustrial businesses and facilities including Park Lane Shop and Post Office, Park Lane GP surgery,[8] Stillington Workingmans club, The Royal Pub, a hairdressers and a car repair garage.[9]

Nature Reserve[edit]

Near the church in Stillington, there is a renovated piece of land, that used to be a slag heap, and later a waste dump. In 2004 it was turned into Stillington Forest Park and designated a Local Nature Reserve.[10][11] It has two main ponds, one of which contains species of freshwater fish which is a popular angling spot. There is a wooded area towards the top of the hill, which has a pathway leading through it, and is a wildlife hotspot.[12] The landscape is mainly grassland, with patches of woodland.

Wind Farm[edit]

In September 2010 a planning application for four wind turbines with a maximum height of 125m situated 1 km west of Stillington was submitted by Banks Group.[13] In December 2011 this application was granted.[14]


In 1833 the Clarence Railway was opened passing though Stillington and was used by the iron companies to transport their products as well as for passenger services. A station was built at Stillington in 1838 but it was demolished in 1965 following a fire. The Clarence Railway eventually became part of the London and North Eastern Railway and still exists today.[15][16]


As of 2011 William Cassidi Church of England Aided Primary School had 204 pupils, aged 3–11.[17] In 2008 Ofsted judged the school to be good and this rating was maintained in the 2011 interim inspection.[17]

Religious sites[edit]

The parish church of St John the Divine was built in 1880.[18][19][20]


  1. ^ 2001 Census
  2. ^ "Stephenson Andrew". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Stillington History". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Metabrasive". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Darchem Engineering". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Clarkes of Stillington". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Bodycote". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Park Lane Surgery". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Local Services". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Stillington Forest Park". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Map of Stillington Forest Park". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  12. ^
  13. ^ "Lambs Hill". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Lambs Hill Planning Application". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "Stillington History Timeline". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "History of Railways in Country Durham". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  17. ^ a b "Department of Education School Statistics". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  18. ^ "Stillington Church History". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  19. ^ "Church History". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  20. ^ "Photo of Church". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 

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