Borough of Stockton-on-Tees

The Borough of Stockton-on-Tees is a unitary authority and borough in the north east of England, with a population of 191,600 shown in the 2011 census.[2] It is split between the ceremonial counties of Durham and North Yorkshire by the River Tees.

The borough of Stockton-on-Tees consists of Stockton-on-Tees (population 82,880), and smaller outlying settlements, including Billingham (pop. 36,720) also north of the Tees, while south of the river are Thornaby-on-Tees, (pop. 23,200), Yarm and Ingleby Barwick (pop. 16,280). Durham Tees Valley Airport is also partly within the borough. The Stockton-on-Tees borough accounts for the largest number of residents within the Teesside and Hartlepool urban area. Together with other neighbouring boroughs, it forms part of the Tees Valley city region.

Borough of Stockton-on-Tees
Unitary, Borough
Stockton Town House
Stockton Town House
Official logo of Borough of Stockton-on-Tees

Coat of Arms of Stockton-on-Tees
the part of Stockton-on-Tees within County Durham
the part of Stockton-on-Tees within County Durham
the part of Stockton-on-Tees within North Yorkshire
the part of Stockton-on-Tees within North Yorkshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionNorth East England
City regionTees Valley
Ceremonial countyDurham and North Yorkshire
Admin. HQStockton-on-Tees
 • TypeStockton Borough Council
 • Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive:Labour
 • MayorCouncillor Eileen Johnson[1]
 • MPs:Alex Cunningham (L)
Paul Williams (L)
 • Total79.2 sq mi (205.0 km2)
Area rank158th
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • Total197,213
 • RankRanked 94th
 • Density2,500/sq mi (960/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code00EF (ONS)
E06000004 (GSS)
Ethnicity97.2% White
1.7% S.Asian


Stockton Borough and Tees
The borough with the county boundary (the River Tees) shown

The core of the town was anciently in County Durham, but the borough spilled over the river into Yorkshire. The borough was formed on 1 April 1974, from the Stockton part of Teesside county borough, along with part of Stockton Rural District in County Durham and part of Stokesley Rural District from the North Riding. At that time it was designated a non-metropolitan district of Cleveland.

It became a unitary authority on 1 April 1996. For ceremonial purposes the borough is split between County Durham and North Yorkshire, along the line of the River Tees as shown in the map (left) with County Durham to the north and North Yorkshire to the south. It is the only council area in England or Wales to be split between two ceremonial counties.


The Borough has 26 wards with either one, two or three Councillors representing each. There are 56 Councillors in total in the Borough of Stockton. Following the elections that took place in May 2015, 32 Councillors are Labour, 13 Conservative, 5 Ingleby Barwick Independent Society, 3 Thornaby Independent Association, 2 West Words and 1 Liberal Democrat .[3]


This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees at current basic prices published (pp. 240–253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional Gross Value Added4 Agriculture1 Industry2 Services3
1995 2,804 9 1,443 1,352
2000 3,252 6 1,359 1,887
2003 3,364 6 1,037 2,320

^1 includes hunting and forestry

^2 includes energy and construction

^3 includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured

^4 Components may not sum to totals due to rounding

Local Nature Reserves

The council maintains a number of Local Nature Reserves including Barwick Pond, Charlton's Pond, Greenvale, Hardwick Dene and Elm Tree Woods, Norton Grange Marsh, Quarry Wood (Eaglescliffe) and Stillington Forest Park.


  1. ^ "Meet the new Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees". Stockton Borough Council. 4 April 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Table P07 2011 Census: Number of usual residents living in households and communal establishments, local authorities in England and Wales". 2011 Census, Population and Household Estimates for England and Wales. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Councillors and Council Meeting Information (Egenda)". Archived from the original on 20 August 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2009.

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Coordinates: 54°33′N 1°20′W / 54.550°N 1.333°W

A135 road

The A135 is a road in Teesside, England, running from Stockton-on-Tees through Eaglescliffe to Yarm on the A67, on the boundary with the River Tees. It is also known as Yarm Road, and was the A19 before the dual carriageway was built.

In the 19th century, a stagecoach raced along Yarm Road against Locomotion Number One which ran alongside on the Stockton to Darlington railway line. There is no record as to which won the race.

Aislaby, County Durham

Aislaby ( AYZ-əl-bi)) is a small village and civil parish on the north bank of the River Tees within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and the ceremonial county of County Durham, England. It is located to the west of Eaglescliffe and Yarm. The name, first attested as Asulue(s)bi in 1086, is of Viking origin and means "Aslak's farm." Aislaby was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Billingham Stars

The Billingham Stars are an ice hockey team from the town of Billingham in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees in County Durham. They are currently members of the National Ice Hockey League playing in its Moralee Conference. The Stars play their home games at the Billingham Forum.

The Stars are coached by ex-Billingham players Tom Brown and Garry Dowd.Notable ex-Billingham players include current GB International and Sheffield Steelers Robert Dowd and Patrice Lefebvre who went on to play 3 games in the NHL for the Washington Capitals.

Conyers' School

Conyers School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in the town of Yarm, England.


Egglescliffe is a village and civil parish which for ceremonial purposes is in County Durham, England. Administratively it is located in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees. It was formerly part of the non-metropolitan county of Cleveland.

The village sits on top of a hill overlooking and across the River Tees from Yarm. The population of the village is around 595, while the civil parish has a population of 7,908, increasing to 8,559 at the 2011 Census.The parish church is dedicated to St John the Baptist and there has been a place of worship on the site since the twelfth century. Also in the village is a Church of England primary school, small public play area, farms, allotments and a public house, called the Pot and Glass.

Egglescliffe School

Egglescliffe School & Sixth Form College is a large mixed comprehensive school and sixth form in Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham for students aged 11 to 18.

Elton, County Durham

Elton is a village and civil parish in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and ceremonial county of County Durham, England. It is situated a short distance to the west of Stockton-on-Tees.

High Leven

High Leven is a village within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England, and is located towards the mouth of the River Leven. It has a public house called The Fox Covert (previously Half Moon Inn) and a co-operative food store, open every day 05:00 to 24:00, with an ATM and petrol station.

List of schools in Stockton-on-Tees

This is a list of schools in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees, England.

Maltby, North Yorkshire

Maltby is a village and civil parish in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. It is located to the east of the A19. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 census was 293.


Preston-on-Tees is a settlement and civil parish on the northern edge of Eaglescliffe, in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and ceremonial county of County Durham, England. The civil parish population at the 2011 census was 1,689. It is home to Preston Park and Preston Hall.

St Patrick's Catholic College

St Patrick's Catholic College is a coeducational secondary school located in Thornaby-on-Tees in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees, England.Previously a voluntary aided school administered by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough, St Patrick's Catholic College converted to academy status in September 2015. However, the school continues to be administered by the Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough.

St Patrick's Catholic College offers GCSEs, BTECs and Cambridge Nationals as programmes of study for pupils.

Stephenson College, Durham

Stephenson College is a college of the University of Durham in England. Formerly one of two colleges located at Queen's Campus in Thornaby-on-Tees, it was relocated to the city of Durham at the end of the 2017-8 academic year, joining Josephine Butler College and John Snow College at the Howlands Farm site. It is named after George Stephenson, the 19th century railway engineer.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is the local authority of the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority.

Stockton North (UK Parliament constituency)

Stockton North is a constituency covering the town of Stockton-on-Tees in County Durham and other nearby settlements in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees located north of the River Tees, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Alex Cunningham, a member of the Labour Party.

Urlay Nook

Urlay Nook is a village within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and the ceremonial county of County Durham, England. It is situated a short distance to the west of Eaglescliffe. The village is dominated by the site of the former Elementis chromium chemicals plant and the Admiralty Ecology Site, both of which are owned by Elementis. In March 2011 work was underway to dismantle the chemicals plant, and by November 2011 the work was nearing completion.

Urlay Nook contains the Tactical Training Centre for Durham Constabulary and Cleveland Police.

Whinney Hill, County Durham

Whinney Hill is a village within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and the ceremonial county of County Durham, England. Whinney Hill lies 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Stockton-on-Tees.

Whitton, County Durham

Whitton is a village within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and the ceremonial county of County Durham, England. It is situated to the north west of Stockton-on-Tees, near Stillington and Thorpe Thewles.


Wolviston is a village and civil parish within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and the ceremonial county of County Durham, England. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 877. It is situated to the north of Billingham. The village is a community with good road links to Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough and the rest of North East England. It is home to several businesses including a florist, saddlery, international consultancy firm, riding school and post office run by former Middlesbrough footballer Graeme Hedley and his wife. The village benefits from two pubs, the Wellington Inn and the Ship. The village also has a traditional Village Green and a Duck Pond.

Wolviston is a community with a cricket and a Wearside League football team, a guides association and allotment holders club.

The local church is dedicated to St Peter.

The village name has its origins in Saxon times. Although popularly, the village was named after the wolves that inhabited the area, Watts identifies the name as deriving from Wulfestun - or Wulf's estate - and as such named for an early landowner. Other local historians note the existence of a local dignitary named Wolvis during Saxon times and hold that his occupancy of nearby land may be the root of the present village's name. Wolviston lies close to Wynyard Hall, historically the family home of the Londonderry dynasty, whose fortune came from the ownership of several collieries and a port in County Durham. The present Wynyard Hall was completed in 1848, and many royal visitors were entertained there over the following hundred years. The war memorial commemorates the Wolviston casualties in both World Wars.

The A19 originally ran through the village until it was bypassed in the 1970s to the east then in the 1980s bypassed to the west as the original bypass became gridlocked towards Billingham and Stockton during rush hour. The A689 also used to run through the village but was bypassed to the north in the 1970s.

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