Warrenby

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Warrenby
Warrenby is located in North Yorkshire
Warrenby
Warrenby
 Warrenby shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference NZ582249
Unitary authority Redcar and Cleveland
Ceremonial county North Yorkshire
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Cleveland
Fire Cleveland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
List of places
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England
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Coordinates: 54°37′00″N 1°06′00″W / 54.61667°N 1.1°W / 54.61667; -1.1

Warrenby is a place in the borough of Redcar and Cleveland and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England.

The former church in Warrenby

Situated on the edge of Coatham Marsh, Warrenby was originally called Warrenstown[1] when it was founded in 1873 to provide housing for workers at the nearby ironworks of Downey & Co and Walker Maynard.

In the Warrenby Disaster of 1895,[2] eleven men, many from the village of Warrenby were killed in a massive boiler explosion at the works.

Although it was on the route of the Middlesbrough & Redcar Railway, Warrenby did not have a station until 1916 when Warrenby Halt was opened mainly to serve the nearby Dorman Long works. The halt closed in 1978 when the railway was realigned to make way for the new Redcar steel plant.

Today Warrenby is no longer a residential area but is given over to light industrial units.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warrenby Village". Communigate. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  2. ^ "Warrenby Disaster". Communigate. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Warrenby at Wikimedia Commons