infobox UK place
country = England
population = 7,900 (2001) [http://www.teesvalley-jsu.gov.uk/reports/i&f/statcard2005.pdf]
region= North East England
constituency_westminster= Stockton South
Eaglescliffe is a small town within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and ceremonial county of
County Durham, England. It is situated just north of the River Tees. The main road through the town is the A135 Yarm Road which was part of the old route of the A19 until the 1970s.
Eaglescliffe adjoins a small village called
Egglescliffe, and legend says that the name Eaglescliffe came about when a mistake was made on the railway station's sign. There are many estates in Eaglescliffe including Millfield, Kingsmead, Sunningdale, Hunters Green and Orchard Estate.
Stockton and Darlington Railwaypassed through the grounds of Preston Hallin Eaglescliffe, and on the opening day there was a famous race between a stagecoachtraveling down YarmRoad, and the Locomotion No. 1.
* Latitude and longitude: coord|54|31|N|1|21|W| (54.51, −1.35)
* Road access: A67 from North and South, A66 from East and West.
* Rail access: Eaglescliffe Station, Allens West
* Nearest airport:
Durham Tees Valley Airport
Eaglescliffe's Yarm Road area has been compared to Bournemouth in the national newspapers due to the prevalence of large houses with gardens which are prime for development.Fact|date=February 2007 This has resulted in EPAG (Eaglescliffe Preservation Action Group) which campaigns against development along the Yarm Road area. Their aim being to stop Yarm Road becoming full of large houses with the gardens full of flats. Fact|date=February 2007
Recent developments along Yarm Road include the Goose Garth complex (Where an Edwardian house was knocked down), a development of houses in the garden of a large Victorian house opposite the golf course and the development of a large house previously used as accountants offices adjacent to Station Road.
Planning applications are readily applied for along the road and are always contested by EPAG. Fact|date=February 2007
Many events are held in Eaglescliffe every year, mostly in Preston Park which is situated to the north of the town. Many of these events are run by Stockton Council.
Sport & Leisure
Within Eaglescliffe, sited on Yarm Road, is Eaglescliffe Golf Club - a course which occupies the land on the eastern side of Eaglescliffe bordered to the south by the Sunningdale Estate, to the north by Preston Park, and to the east by the
River Tees. Many street names in the Sunningdale Estate, as well as the name of the local 'Links Primary School', reflect the location of this golf club.
Eaglescliffe has one secondary school called
Egglescliffe School. This is in the east of the town. There are also four primary schools: Junction Farm, Durham Lane, The Links, and Preston. Egglescliffe village has a primary school called Egglescliffe Church of England Primary School [http://www.egglescliffe.stocktontrain.net/pages/viewpage.asp?uniqid=986] . As well as these there is also Teesside High School, an independent preparatory and high school, originally an all girls school, it is now introducing boys within the framework of a diamond model of education.
Egglescliffe School is a large mixed-sex
comprehensive schooland sixth form. [cite web|url=http://www.schools.stockton.gov.uk/school.aspx?dfes=4008|title=Egglescliffe School - Stockton-on-Tees School Finder|accessdate=2008-01-05] Beginning as a small rural secondary school of 200 pupils in 1962, [cite |author=Egglescliffe School |title=School Governor's Meeting Minutes|publisher=Durham County Council |date= ] Egglescliffe became a comprehensive school in the 1970s, gradually growing to its current size of over 1400 pupils (277 of which are sixth formers).Fact|date=January 2008 There have been four headteachers who have run the school since it opened: Frank Davison, Alan Basset, David Oliver and the current headteacher Angela Darnell.Fact|date=January 2008
Egglescliffe School has held Specialist Arts status since 1999 and was nationally well known for music and orchestral work under the direction of Keith Hewson (Head of Music). The school was featured in an episode of the
South Bank Show(19/12/2004, ITV) subtitled a Musical Nation which explored Britain's musical provision for young people.Fact|date=January 2008
A number of notable sportspersons have also been born or raised in Eaglescliffe.
Matthew Bates, a defender for Middlesbrough FCwas raised and schooled in the area. [http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/borofc/homegrownheroes/tm_headline=matthew-bates%26method=full%26objectid=17694181%26siteid=109975-name_page.html] . Additionally, this is the place of birth of cricketer Cec ParkinFact|date=February 2008, who played one game of cricket for Yorkshire, before it was discovered that he was born outside the county boundary in Eaglescliffe. The town was then part of County Durham. It is also the place of birth of speedway rider Gary Havelock.Fact|date=February 2008. Frank Middlemass- RSC actor; played the doctor in the TV series " Heartbeat", and Dr Dale in " Mrs Dale's Diary" on radio for the final four years.
Samuel Alexander Sadler(1842-1911), an improtant industrialist, Mayor and M.P. for Middlesbrough resided in Eaglescliffe.
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