Castlelevington

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Castlelevington
Civil parish
Coordinates: 54°29′31″N 1°19′34″W / 54.492°N 1.326°W / 54.492; -1.326Coordinates: 54°29′31″N 1°19′34″W / 54.492°N 1.326°W / 54.492; -1.326
Country England
Primary council Stockton-on-Tees
County North Yorkshire
Region North East England
Status Parish
Government
 • EU Parliament North East England
Population (2001)
 • Total 30
Area code(s) TS

Castlelevington, or Castle Leavington is a civil parish in the borough of Stockton on Tees, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south south-east of Yarm[1] in North East England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 30. At the 2011 Census it remained only minimal and information was now maintained in the parish of Kirklevington.

The parish originated as a chapelry within the parish of Kirklevington and it became recognised as a separate civil parish in 1866. It formed part of the Stokesley Rural District from 1894 to 1974, when it became part of the borough of Stockton.[2]

The parish constitutes an area to the east of the parish of Kirklevington, also bordering the parishes of Yarm, Hilton, Middleton-on-Leven, and Crathorne. It covers a number of farms: Red Hall, White Hall, Spell Close, Levington House, Woodcroft and The Mill although there is no settlement in the parish known as Castle Levington. Red Hall was seat of the Meryton family,[3] whose most famous son was George Meryton (d. 1624), chaplain to Queen Anne and Dean of Peterborough and York. In the far east of the parish is the motte that gives the parish its prefix.[4][5] The eastern border is the River Leven.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History". Kirklevington and Castlelevington Parish. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "History". Kirklevington and Castlelevington Parish. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Cleveland, Edmund James (1899). The genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families. Connecticut: Hartford. p. 13. OCLC 1843027. 
  4. ^ "The Parishes of Kirklevington". Genuki. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "Castle Hill (26929)". PastScape. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  6. ^ White, William (1840). History, Gazetteer and Directory of the East and North Ridings of Yokshire. Sheffield: Leader. p. 697. OCLC 65273456. 

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