Normanby, Redcar and Cleveland

Normanby, Redcar and Cleveland

Coordinates: 54°33′25″N 1°09′25″W / 54.557°N 1.157°W / 54.557; -1.157

Normanby High Street Redcar and Cleveland.jpg
Normanby High Street
Normanby is located in North Yorkshire

 Normanby shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference NZ555185
Unitary authority Redcar and Cleveland
Ceremonial county North Yorkshire
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district TS6
Dialling code 01642
Police Cleveland
Fire Cleveland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Redcar
List of places: UK • England • Yorkshire

Normanby is an area in the Unitary Authority of Redcar and Cleveland and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. It is part of the Middlesbrough Agglomeration but is not within the borough of Middlesbrough itself. It has a population of approximately 7,000 residents. It lies between Ormesby, to the west, Eston, to the east, and Teesville and South Bank to the north.


Zoë's Place - Baby Hospice

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Normanby is home to Zoë's Place, one of only two baby hospices in England.[1] It offers palliative and respite care for babies and infants up to five years old, who have life limiting or terminal illnesses. It was opened by Ann Widdecombe in 2004. The hospice occupies the former Crossbeck Convent which was bought in 1919 to serve as a home to the Catholic religious community of the Sisters of Mercy.

Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park

Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park Visitor Centre
A brick from the former Normanby brickworks.

Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park[2] is an area of woodland in Normanby, sheltered from the urban sprawl below in the Tees Valley. It provides residents with a place to walk and exercise. It aims to give a 'countryside experience' without a long journey to reach it. There is a visitors' centre - which stands on the site of the former Normanby Brickworks. Some of the walkways in the park follow the course of the now defunct Cleveland Railway, which served the brickworks. The visitors' centre has exhibits and information about wildlife and conservation, as well as serving as a base for the information-giving Ranger.

The park boasts a variety of habitats, including both deciduous and coniferous woodlands, grassland and ponds. There are plenty of walks throughout the wooded areas of the park, an outdoor exercise area and a children's playground. There is a network of bridleways which cyclists and horseriders are welcome to use.

In the past, Flatts Lane veered from its present route and crossed the land now occupied by the Country Woodland Park. It was used by monks, farmers and traders to carry goods between markets and coastal ports. The cobbled path can still be seen in some places as it runs across the site. Godfalter Hill is a prominent landmark topped by its distinctive beech trees making it visible for miles around.[3]

Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park, in Normanby, is an easy starting point for walks to Eston Nab; the path leading to the high ground of Eston Moor forms a less severe incline than more popular routes from Eston. It is also on the long distance path called the Tees Link;[4] the path travels along the route of a former railway which served Normanby Brickworks.

Normanby Hall and Normanby House

Normanby Hall, in a state of disrepair.

Normanby Hall[5] is a mansion on the western side of Normanby. The manor of Normanby was held at an early period by the De Brus family, of Skelton Castle; and subsequently passed to Marmaduke de Thweng. Later it came into the possession of the Percys, and then, of the Moneys.

At the beginning of the eighteenth century, the estate belonged to Sir William Pennyman, 4th Baronet. When he died, in 1718, buried at Eston Church, his daughters Elizabeth and Joanna, married two brothers - Rev. William Consett and Captain Matthew Consett, sons of William Consett of Linthorpe.

Normanby House is now known as the Manor House and serves as a doctors' surgery.

The manor lands were split, Reverend William Consett taking the eastern part of the estate, upon which he built the elegant and commodious Normanby House, which became known as the Manor House.[6] The other brother, Captain Matthew Consett, took the part of the manor with the ancient Hall.[7]

The Salvation Army at the former Catholic chapel of St Gregory.

The Hall with a moiety of the estate was purchased in 1748, by Ralph Jackson, on the death of Captain Consett. The common fields around it were enclosed in 1790 to become parkland for the mansion. It descended through the Jackson family, in the late 1880s, to Major Charles Ward-Jackson M.P., who was lord of the manor, and who died in 1930.[8]

In the twentieth century it came into the hands of Charles Amer, a former jazzband leader (Charles Amer Orchestra), Middlesbrough F.C. Chairman, owner of the Coatham Hotel, in Redcar, the Marton Hotel and Country Club and, later, property developer. Amer later sold the parkland belonging to the Hall and houses were built there. The Hall itself, after several years as a retirement home, is now unoccupied and in a state of disrepair.

Normanby Cricket Club

There is a cricket club, Normanby Cricket Club, alongside the Normanby Hall.[9] It is a member of the England and Wales Cricket Board. It has teams competing in the North Yorkshire & South Durham Premier Division, Division 1 and Sunday Division 1. At junior level, teams compete in under 11, under 13, under 15 and under 17 sections. Jannisar Khan and Brett Roberts have been signed as club's two professionals for 2010.[10]

Eston Cemetery

CWGC War Graves at Eston Cemetery
Cross of Sacrifice

Eston Cemetery is one of those places in the area which was probably named at the time of the Eston Urban District Council, which included Normanby. Nevertheless, Eston Cemetery can be said to be in Normanby.

Still in active use, it was established in 1863, enlarged in 1882, and built as an extension to the pre-reformation church of St Helen[11], which was one of the many churches belonging to Gisborough Priory; it has since been demolished. Names on the gravestones tell the story of the families whose daily lives created the history of the wider area, throughout the twentieth century until the present.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is responsible for commemorating all Commonwealth war dead individually and equally, and to this end, war graves with uniform headstones, set in well kept lawns, can be found in cemeteries throughout the British Commonwealth. The Commission lists ninety-eight such graves,[12] at Eston Cemetery, from the First and Second World Wars.[13] Having more than 40 war graves, a Cross of Sacrifice designed by architect Reginald Blomfield has been erected. It shows a simple cross embedded with a bronze sword and mounted on an octagonal base to represent the faith of the majority of commemorations. It can be seen in front of the West Lodge. The cemetery also contains the memorial obelisk to William Henry Short V.C. who was awarded the Victoria Cross after he was killed showing gallantry and devotion to duty at the Battle of Contalmaison, during the Somme Offensive, in 1916[14].

(Above) A view of Eston Cemetery in Normanby, Redcar and Cleveland. (Above left) CWGC War graves (Above right) CWGC Cross of Sacrifice

Notable persons

Rob Smedley - race engineer for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro

See also

Places around Normanby
N.W. North Teesport N.E.
North Ormesby South Bank Grangetown
West Thorntree Teesville Whale Hill East
Ormesby Normanby Eston Lackenby
S.W. Nunthorpe South Bankfields S.E.


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