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Langbaurgh West

Langbaurgh West
History
Status Division (Wapentake)

Langbaurgh West was a division of the Wapentake of Langbaurgh in the North Riding of the ancient County of Yorkshire.[1] The area along with Langbaurgh East forms the Anglo-Saxon baronial Liberty of Cleveland, England (not to be confused with the County of Cleveland of 1974 to 1996) and roughly covers the modern districts of Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, the southern portion of Stockton-on-Tees, the northern parts of Hambleton (Great Ayton, Stokesley) and the northern parts of the Borough of Scarborough.[1][2]

From the most North-Westerly point, The West Wapentake's approximate boundary started from Yarm across to Eston (and the modern Grangetown area), following south the boundary of Lanbaurgh East, then South-west past Stokesley and back up to Craven and Yarm. The West Wapentake covered roughly the area of modern day Middlesbrough, South Stockton and the northern most parts of Hambleton.[1][2]


References

  1. ^ a b c History And Topography of the City of York and the North Riding of Yorkshire II. Beverley: T. Whellan and Co. 1859. pp. 729–820.  
  2. ^ a b Page, William, ed. (1861). A History of Yorkshire. The Victoria History of the Counties of England III. London: Constable & Company. pp. 516–518.  


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