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Ingleby Barwick
Official logo for the community of Ingleby Barwick
Ingleby Barwick is located in North Yorkshire
Ingleby Barwick
Ingleby Barwick
Location within North Yorkshire
OS grid referenceNZ445140
Civil parish
  • Ingleby Barwick
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtTS17
Dialling code01642
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EU ParliamentNorth East England
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54°31′08″N 1°18′40″W / 54.519°N 1.311°W / 54.519; -1.311Coordinates: 54°31′08″N 1°18′40″W / 54.519°N 1.311°W / 54.519; -1.311

Ingleby Barwick /ˈbærɪk/ is a large private residential housing estate[1][2][3] and civil parish built on what was the southern perimeter of Thornaby airfield in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees[4] and ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. In 2011, the population was 21,045.[5] The estate is enclosed by water to the west, north and east. It was officially opened in 1981 by the mayor of Langbaurgh.


Although the development of Ingleby Barwick, as the housing estate which is present today, did not start until the late 1970s, the land has been occupied for thousands of years. Ingleby Barwick has a ceremonial Coat of Arms. The arms contain a representation of the three rivers that run around Ingleby Barwick. It also depicts mill-rinds which are an historical link to the Turner family, who used to own the land which now forms Ingleby Barwick. The crest shows a Teal bird which refers to a horse named Teal, trained at Middleham by Captain Neville Crump, which won the Grand National in 1952.[6]

Early history[edit]

There are traces of human occupation from as far back as the Stone Age. Work at Quarry farm has discovered prolific concentrations of multi period flintwork along the South Bank of the River Tees in this area.[7] Traces of Iron Age field patterns were discovered, also at Quarry Farm. A salvage excavation was carried out in the Windmills Fields area of the town at the end of 1996. Five individual burials were found along with a wooden cist, these finds were accompanied by objects containing stone, jet and copper alloy of high status. This site was considered of European significance as it threw new light on the settlement of the area in the Bronze age and highlighted a change in tradition of burial traditions and trade networks at this time.[8] Roman settlement is also apparent in the town and a Roman Villa circa 200 AD, perhaps the most northerly in UK, was excavated in part. This has been preserved as a grassed area in The Forum area of Ingleby Barwick.[9] The "official" report on the excavation was published in 2013 with the title "A Roman Villa at the Edge of Empire" ( ISBN 978-1-902771-90-8 )

Middle Ages[edit]

The name Ingleby Barwick is derived from both Viking and Saxon place names. Ingleby is derived from Old Norse Englar+by and means 'farmstead or village of the English man', Barwick is Saxon in origin, Bere is Saxon for barley and Wick means farm.[10] This suggests that the area was affected by both the Viking and Saxon invasions.It may have been that until the 17th century, Ingleby and Barwick were two separate places. After the Norman invasion The Manor of Barwick was given to Robert Malet the son of William Malet, King William's great chamberlain. In the 13th century the land was owned by the Priors of Guisborough & Jervaulx until the dissolution of monasteries. Between the 14th and 16th centuries landowners included the Percys of Northumberland and the Parrs of Nottingham. The Middle Ages are considered to have ended with the Renaissance in the mid 15th century

Early Modern history[edit]

In the 17th century the Manor of Barwick was sold to Sir Thomas Lynch, Governor of Jamaica and then to Sir William Turner of Kirkleatham. The land remaining in the ownership of the Turner's, with profits from the land used to support the free school and hospital at Kirkleatham, until it was sold in the 19th century.

19th century[edit]

Ingleby Barwick is listed as being a township in the parish of Stainton in 1887.[11][12] Its population was given as 132. During this time the land was sold off by the Turner estate.

Modern history[edit]

During the Second World War Ingleby Barwick stood near to the south-western perimeter of Thornaby Airfield and a number of aircraft crashed where Ingleby Barwick housing estate now stands. On 11 June 1940 a Coastal Command Lockheed Hudson crashed at Quarry Farm killing the four crew after the bomb load exploded on crashing.[13] On 28 April 1941 a Bristol Blenheim crashed at Barwick Lane killing all three crew.[13] On 18 December 1941 a Lockheed Hudson stalled soon after take off and crashed into Quarry Farm killing the five crew and four civilians.[13] On 4 September 1942 a Lockheed Hudson crashed at Myton House Farm killing the four crew.[13] The last aircraft accident was a Photo Reconnaissance de Havilland Mosquito which was attempting to land at Thornaby on one engine and crashed into land which is now home to Ingleby Mill School on 11 November 1943 killing both crew members; there is now a stone marking the crash site.[13][14][15]

In 1969 Yarmside Holdings bought land for housing and the first houses were built at Lowfields in the late 1970s.

Since then there has been a major undertaking to build new housing and at one time Ingleby Barwick was reputed[by whom?] to be the largest private housing estate in Europe.

It is the home to one of the Olympic Golden Postboxes in honour of Kat Copeland's rowing gold at the 2012 London Olympics. The post box is located at the end of Apsley Way in The Rings.

Original features[edit]

There are still a number of features that pre-date the 1980s-onward development:

  • The route of the original Barwick Lane, which gave access to much of the original farmland remains accessible. Its origin remains as a cul-de-sac, to the east of the Fox Covert Inn on Low Lane. This then becomes a cycle path, whose route can be navigated through Sober Hall, crossing Sober Hall Avenue, Pennine Way and Blair Avenue, passing close by Barley Fields Primary School and the Myton Road shops before crossing Blair Avenue's northern loop and terminating at the Myton Way/The Rings roundabout.
  • Another original road route is preserved in the cycle path that runs in a westerly direction starting from the Teal Arms / Ingleby Barwick Post Office complex, this being the approximate former site of Low Farm. This route continues to the west of Myton Way, leading eventually to Barwick Farm.
  • Low Farm. One of the buildings is incorporated in the Teal Arms pub.
  • Black Mill on Raydale Beck is the remnant of a corn mill built on the original Sober Hall Farm, now residential.
  • The Old Mill at the southern end of Barwick Lane is now a bed and breakfast
  • Cleveland View on Barwick Lane is another former farm building, belonging originally to Lane House Farm.
  • There are original buildings from Ingleby Hill Farm at the end of Heddon Grove, now residential.
  • Ingleby Close Farm buildings, which lie on land originally occupied by Betty's Close Farm, now residential, lie between Crosswell Park and Trevine Gardens.
  • The route of the original road to Betty's Close Farm is preserved in the route of the cycle path that runs from Cleveland View to Roundhill Avenue (and whose route continues along the approach to Ingleby Close Farm buildings).
  • The route of the original road to White House Farm is preserved in the line of trees behind Rochester Court and Thirwall Drive, continuing in the east-west cycle path from there to Blair Avenue and in the east-west footpath that runs to the south of Harlech Court.
  • The original Myton House Farm site is marked by the public house that bears its name. The pub's website says "Formally (sic) a farmhouse..."
  • Ingleby Hill Farm. "Impressive early C19, Late Georgian, Grade II Listed Farmhouse."


Ingleby Barwick, as part of the Stockton on Tees unitary authority, has six borough councillors representing the two wards Ingleby Barwick East and Ingleby Barwick West. At 2019 the community is represented by Independent councillors and those from the Conservative party and Ingleby Barwick Independent Society (IBIS). It has a town council with 12 councillors.

Ingleby Barwick was represented in the House of Commons by James Wharton (Conservative), who was elected on 6 May 2010[16] for Stockton South (UK Parliament constituency). Wharton was re-elected with an increased majority on 7 May 2015. In August 2016 he was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for International Development. On 8 May 2017 Dr Paul Williams (Labour) was elected to represent the constituency of Stockton South in the House of Commons.


Ingleby Barwick consists largely of owner-occupied properties and private rental properties making up 98% of the population. Council housing makes up the other 2%.

The estate is divided into six "villages". These are not villages in the true sense of the word, but rather six geographic areas. The villages are:

  • Lowfields
  • Beckfields
  • Sober Hall
  • Round Hill
  • Broom Hill
  • The Rings (Under Construction, December 2014)

Latitude N 54:31:26 Longitude W 01:21:30


Ingleby Barwick is almost entirely surrounded by small rivers or streams. It is bordered by the Leven to the south, the Tees to the north and west, and Bassleton Beck to the east.


2001 UK census Ingleby Barwick Stockton-On-Tees England
Total population 16,280 178,408 49,138,831
Long term illness 9.31% 19.86% 17.93%
Unemployed 2.35% 4.98% 3.35%
Aged 75+ 1.59% 6.41% 7.6%
Mean age 31.87 37.97 38.6
Ethnic white 95.46% 96.22% 86.99%
Christian 81.34% 81.58% 71.8%
Married or remarried 64.6% 53.2% 50.9%

The United Kingdom Census 2001 found Ingleby Barwick had 5,862 households and a population of 16,280, of which 8,272 were male and 8,008 female.

Ethnic diversity is minimal in Ingleby Barwick. Over 95% of residents class themselves as White British. The population is generally younger than average for Stockton-On-Tees with a mean age of 31.87 highlighting the high proportion of families with children in the town. In 2011 however, 92% of Ingleby Barwick's 21,045 residents were White British, 5.2% Asian and 0.4% Black.

Residents of Ingleby Barwick tend to have attained a higher level of education compared with Stockton-On-Tees and nationally. Over 25% of residents reported attaining a degree or higher level HNC/HND or NVQ compared with only 15% in Stockton as a whole.

The people of Ingleby Barwick enjoy a high employment rate, with 75% reporting themselves as being in full or part-time employment or being self-employed. Of these 76% usually travel to work by car or van, travelling an average distance of 21 km. Only 2.7% get to work on foot suggesting that most of the employment is from outside of Ingleby Barwick. The largest industry of employment was manufacturing accounting for 16.6% of the workforce. 50% of those working were in roles either in professional occupations or in companies at senior managerial levels.[17]

Continued development of the area means the population of the town is expanding dramatically. The most recent estimates put the population of Ingleby Barwick at 21,860 in 2010.[18]

Year 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921 1931 1951 1961 2001 2011
Population 132 115 124 147 118 133 141 113 16,280 21,045
Historical population of Ingleby Barwick


St Francis of Assisi Church

Ingleby Barwick has numerous local amenities. Lowfields village has a primary school (Whinstone Primary School), a Post Office within the Tesco owned OneStop convenience store, a public house ("Teal Arms") and other shops/take-aways. Beckfields village contains a community centre, a public house("The Beckfields"), and a small parade of shops. Within Ingleby Barwick centre there is a Tesco store,and other shops/take-aways, a public house ("Myton House Farm"), an Anglican Church dedicated to St Francis of Assisi, and associated centre.,[20] and a Catholic church dedicated to St Therese of Lisieux.[21] Ingleby Barwick Community Campus which includes All Saints Academy and a Library are also situated within the centre. In 1997 a Bannatyne's health club was built to the west of Tesco. Plans have been approved for the building of a £10 million Leisure Centre, to be located alongside All Saints Academy. It will include a 25-metre swimming pool, a gym, a customer service point and the library. Preliminary work starts on 11 February 2017 and it is hoped that it will open "winter 2018/19".

Also within the estate are:

  • Shops
  • Six primary schools
  • Two secondary schools
  • Three Public Houses
  • A 9-hole golf course (which includes a golf driving range)

In November 2007 Stockton on Tees Borough Council approved plans to build St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic parish church next to the primary school of the same name, where services will continue to be held until funds can be obtained for the construction of the new church.[22] In August 2014 the Diocese of Middlesbrough announced that it was soon to proceed with the building of the church. The building of the St Therese of Lisieux church started on 8 June 2015, completion expected "early 2016". Building work was completed in February 2016 and the first mass was celebrated on Saturday 5 March 2016.

Romano Park[edit]

Romano Park is situated on the land between Tesco and Barley Field primary school. The building of a play area for children under 14 years started in January 2009. Despite construction work being completed on time the official opening was delayed from the original date of July 2009.

The adjacent Multi-Use Sports Area has already been opened to the public, allowing people of all ages to play various sports, including football, basketball and tennis, but has become a magnet for anti-social behaviour.[23]


Ingleby Barwick has two GP surgeries.

  • Thornaby and Barwick Medical Centre
  • Woodbridge Medical Centre

It has two pharmacies.

  • Hepworth Chemist
  • Kelly Chemist

It has two dental surgeries.

  • Ingleby Meadow Dental Surgery
  • Myton Park Dental Centre

It also has an optometric practice.

  • Hepworth Opticians


The All Saints School complex also contains a community library which is open to the public during specified times, seven days a week. Library facilities include computer access, CD/DVD hire, photocopying, reference section, a children's and an adult library.

The Library also plays host during elections to a Polling Station, created to facilitate voting.

Shops and retailers[edit]

There are collections of local shops at Lowfields, Beckfields, Myton Park, and Sandgate Park (due to open autumn 2016 but no shops until May 2017) including:

. 1 Co-op mini supermarket at Sandgate Park

  • 2 bookmakers
  • 3 hairdressers salons
  • 4 estate agents
  • a butcher's shop
  • a baker's shop
  • a mini bar & coffee shop
  • a charity shop
  • an Italian restaurant
  • a DIY shop
  • a solicitors
  • a vets

There are also 9 take-aways which are located in Lowfields, Beckfields, and Myton Park on Myton Road These include:

  • 2 Chinese take-aways
  • 2 fish and chips shops
  • 2 curry houses
  • 3 pizza outlets


Road. The A19 dual carriageway, one of the two main north -south roads of the north-east of England, is about 1.5 miles away. Access to the A66 dual carriageway, a major transpennine route, is about 2 miles away.

Bus. Arriva North East operate buses in Ingleby Barwick with regular services, day & evening, to Stockton seven days a week & Middlesbrough and Yarm Monday to Saturday.

Rail. The nearest stations, Eaglescliffe, Thornaby and Yarm, are each about four miles away. Connections thence to the main line service at Darlington or York. Since May 2008 there has been a direct service with Grand Central from Eaglescliffe to and from London King' s Cross five times a day.

Air. Durham Tees Valley Airport with regular daily services to/from Aberdeen and Amsterdam, is about 8 miles away.


Primary schools[edit]

Ingleby Barwick has six primary schools:

  • Whinstone Primary School
  • St Francis of Assisi CofE Primary School
  • St Therese of Lisieux RC Primary School
  • Myton Park Primary School
  • Ingleby Mill Primary School
  • Barley Fields Primary School,occupies the former site of the old Ingleby Mill School- opened in September 2006.

Secondary schools[edit]

All Saints Academy[edit]

There is currently one secondary school and one under construction- All Saints Academy, Ingleby Manor Free School And Sixth Form- within Ingleby Barwick located at the centre of the estate. The school opened as All Saints Voluntary Aided Church of England Secondary School,[24] a Church of England secondary school and initially accommodated 600 pupils. From September 2009 the admission number to year 7 has been increased to 140 pupils.

The school was built through PFI funding. The original PFI Provider (Robertson Construction North East) have recently sold the investment on to another company making a reported £1 million profit.[citation needed] The Evening Gazette on 22 November 2011 in an article on PFI said "Stockton Council has one PFI contract, for the Ingleby Barwick Community Campus which features All Saints School, Myton Park Primary School, and a library. The deal is worth £33.9m for the remaining 17 years of the contract. The private contractor Robertson North East says the complex is worth £9m on its website."

All Saints provides places for less than half of the children of secondary school age currently living in Ingleby Barwick, with most of the remainder, some 900, being schooled at Conyers' School in Yarm, Egglescliffe School in Eaglescliffe and St Patrick's Catholic College in Thornaby.[citation needed] In May 2013 All Saints school became an Academy, renaming to "All Saints Academy".

Ingleby Manor Free School and Sixth Form[edit]

Since the construction of All Saints' School, a proposal for a second secondary school with a Sixth Form, Ingleby Manor School, was developed by a group of local residents who proposed to open the school as part of the government's "Free Schools" programme.

The School has caused controversy in the local community due to a planning application for the school being tied in with a development of 350 houses on an area of green wedge land at Little Maltby Farm. On Tuesday 5 February 2013 Stockton Borough Council Planning Committee rejected the joint plans for a free school and 350 houses. Despite this the school appointed their Principal Designate, David Willard, on 4 July 2012. The new Principal, Ray Parkinson took over midway through the schools fourth year

The school was originally proposed to open in September 2013 with permanent buildings ready in September 2014, however this was then put back by 1 year due to the development being refused planning permission. A planning appeal was submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who, on 27 September 2013, overturned the local decision to refuse planning permission for the Free School and 350 houses.

Further controversy was caused in the local community after the Free School developers unveiled plans to build an additional 550 homes around the school, bringing the total number to 900 homes on area designated as green wedge land.

In September 2014 Ingleby Manor School, as a member of the School Partnership Trust Academies, now Delta Academies Trust, opened with the Year 7 group in temporary premises on Teesside Industrial Estate. Ground works for the new school eventually commenced in August 2015 on the "Little Maltby Farm" site on Low Lane. Meanwhile, the school continues to operate in the temporary premises on Teesside Industrial Estate. As at March 2016 the construction of the school buildings is progressing to schedule and a new roundabout on Low Lane to give access to the school and houses nearby is under construction. The school opened in these new premises in September 2016.

Traffic and social problems[edit]

Congestion and speeding[edit]

Ingleby Barwick faces a number of problems, including traffic congestion at peak times. These are particularly a concern around Ingleby Barwick centre, and the exit on to Low Lane. Speeding is also a significant problem within the estate. On 15 July 2011, 9-year old Brandon Maggs died after being hit by a car on Roundhill Avenue. This prompted residents to launch a campaign to reduce speeding on the main estate roads.[25]

In 2016, Myton Way was upgraded to dual-carrigeway from the Tesco roundabout to Broom Hill, and the Sandgate roundabout was replaced with traffic signals. Ingleby Way was also dualled from the Tesco roundabout to Barwick Way roundabout. The works started on Monday 29 February 2016 and were completed on Thursday 22 December 2016, apart from some footpath work. [26]

Anti-social behaviour[edit]

Graffiti on the bridge over the Tees on Queen Elizabeth Way, 2006

Social problems have long been an issue in Ingleby Barwick, and were mentioned in the 1986 Domesday project. Anti-social behaviour is currently a problem on the estate, particularly around the local supermarket Tesco, other shopping areas, and Romano Park.[23] There have been a few reported incidents of muggings and assaults on the estate between 2005 and date.[27][28][29][30]

In October 2006, then leader of Ingleby Barwick Independent Society (IBIS) Councillor Lee Narroway was assaulted after confronting a gang on the estate.[31] The estate's problems sometimes draw the attention of the council's enforcement team, who attempt to disperse groups of youths causing trouble at the local shops, and occasionally confiscating alcohol.[32] It was reported in 2008 that 10% of all police call outs to Ingleby Barwick come from the estate's Tesco store, with both staff and customers feeling intimidated by gangs of youths loitering in the vicinity.[33] After the completion of Romano Park in summer 2009 it has become a hot spot for antisocial behaviour, particularly around the multi-use games area.[23][34] In January 2011 local schools warned parents that groups of over 100 youths, some of whom were armed, were gathering outside the estate's Tesco store engaging in anti-social behaviour and intimidating the public on evenings,[35] and subsequently on August 2015 a man was seriously assaulted by a group of men close to the store.[36] In January 2016 Cleveland Police issued a dispersal order around the centre of Ingleby Barwick following reports of intimidation, and missiles being thrown at vehicles, with the area being described as a hot spot for anti-social behaviour.[37] In March 2017 police again raised concerns about trouble and intimidation be caused to members of the public around the Ingleby Barwick Tesco store. This included throwing items at vehicles and at people.[38]


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  2. ^ Ingleby Barwick Estate Agents – Houses for sale in Ingleby Barwick Archived 31 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
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  4. ^ Thornaby North Riding through time Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
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  6. ^ Grand National Winners and Results – 1886 to 2010 –
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  23. ^ a b c Ingleby Barwick Councillors Comments, Gossip Magazine, 31 July 2009
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  25. ^ Speed petition after child dies in Ingelby Barwick
  26. ^
  27. ^ Talk before you make your plans, Evening Gazette, Published 2 May 2006
  28. ^ Abusive teenager is given an ASBO, Evening Gazette, Published 16 September 2005
  29. ^ Girl robbed at knifepoint by gang, BBC News Online, Published 5 September 2005
  30. ^ Mum assaulted in daylight attack near Romano Park, Evening Gazette, Published 28 November 2011
  31. ^ The Northern Echo, Teesside Edition, 30 October 2006
  32. ^ Respect unit's hard work, BBC News, Published 27 February 2008
  33. ^ CCTV needed at Tesco store at Ingleby Barwick? Archived 4 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Gazette Live, Published 17 June 2008
  34. ^ Youths cause problems on housing estate, Gazette Live, Published 28 March 2009
  35. ^ Warning as gangs gather in Ingleby Barwick, Gazette Live, Published 31 January 2011
  36. ^ Charges admitted after man injured in Ingleby Barwick Tesco car park attack, Gazette Live, Published 12 January 2016
  37. ^ 48-hour dispersal order in Ingleby Barwick was 'regrettable but necessary', Gazette Live, Published 15 January 2016
  38. ^ Youths continue to cause trouble and 'intimidate' public at Ingleby Barwick Tesco, Gazette Live, Published 13 March 2017

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