Langbaurgh Wapentake

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Coordinates: 54°34′45″N 1°02′03″W / 54.57923°N 1.03409°W / 54.57923; -1.03409 Langbaurgh was a wapentake (hundred), or liberty, of the North Riding of Yorkshire. It covered an area on the northern coast of the county, including Middlesbrough, Easby, Great Ayton, Guisborough, Marske-by-the-Sea, Maltby, Easington, Redcar, and Whitby - the Cleveland area.

The wapentake had two divisions, the western and eastern.

The wapentake took its name from the hamlet of Langbaurgh, near Great Ayton.[1] The name was re-used for the non-metropolitan district of Langbaurgh, later Langbaurgh-on-Tees, created in 1974, which covered the area of the eastern division. It has been known since 1996 as the unitary authority of Redcar and Cleveland.


  1. ^ William Page, ed. (1923). Parishes: Great Ayton. A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 2. Victoria County History. pp. 225–231. Retrieved 8 September 2015.