Warrenby

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Warrenby
Warrenby is located in North Yorkshire
Warrenby
Warrenby
Location within North Yorkshire
OS grid referenceNZ582249
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townREDCAR
Postcode districtTS10
PoliceCleveland
FireCleveland
AmbulanceNorth East
EU ParliamentNorth East England
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
54°37′00″N 1°06′00″W / 54.61667°N 1.1°W / 54.61667; -1.1Coordinates: 54°37′00″N 1°06′00″W / 54.61667°N 1.1°W / 54.61667; -1.1
The former church in Warrenby

Warrenby is a place in the borough of Redcar and Cleveland and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. 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. Archived from the original on 21 February 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Warrenby Disaster". Communigate. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2010.

External links[edit]

Media related to Warrenby at Wikimedia Commons