Whale Hill

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Whale Hill
Whale Hill in Redcar and Cleveland.jpg
Whale Hill is part of Eston in Redcar and Cleveland.
Whale Hill is located in North Yorkshire
Whale Hill
Whale Hill
 Whale Hill shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference NZ559192
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
UK Parliament Redcar
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Coordinates: 54°33′54″N 1°08′12″W / 54.565°N 1.1367°W / 54.565; -1.1367

Whale Hill is an area of Eston, England, in the unitary authority of Redcar and Cleveland, lying at the foot of the Eston Hills.

The neighbourhood has a population of around 1,500 people, with a mix of age groups living in private and social housing.

The suburb also benefits from a local private members' club, which has seen mass improvement in appearance.

From March 2012 the area has had new shops built and an extension to the park and gardens. And the purpose-built community centre has also had a make over.

Local community[edit]

The local community centre, built in the 1970s, is a helping hand for the community. They have also raised large amounts of money, and have helped make the towns appearance win awards, with the local roundabout has been upgraded with a centrepiece of three whales swimming together and large flower bed around. They have also raised money to build a large community park, and are still raising money to expand and improve this.

Location[edit]

Whale Hill is within the unitary authority of Redcar and Cleveland and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, and lies 4 miles (6.4 km) south west of Redcar. Whale Hill is also 4 miles (6.4 km) south east of Middlesbrough town centre.

Transport[edit]

Whale Hill is served well by a local bus service, to the towns of Middlesbrough and Redcar. Arriva and Leven Valley both run services to the local towns, and also outlying towns such as Guisborough, and Saltburn. There are six bus stops in the area.

The closest railway station is located in South Bank, which lies 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Whale Hill.

History[edit]

With the rapid growth of all the local villages and towns, the area of Whale Hill was built in the late 1950s to cope with the high demand from people wanting larger, private housing. The estate was finished in the summer of 1963.