2018

NZ4113 : Entering Yarm

taken 6 years ago, near to Egglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, England

Entering Yarm
Entering Yarm
Arriving in Yarm High Street over Yarm Bridge, motorists see these two signs, one using the full name Yarm-on-Tees, which is not used by the Ordnance Survey or anywhere else much, and the other announcing that this is the 'Historic County of North Riding of Yorkshire' which is technically correct but potentially confusing because no modern administrative boundary has been crossed. Yarm was incorporated into the newly created county of Cleveland in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972; when Cleveland was abolished just 22 years later the town became part of Stockton-On-Tees unitary authority. However, for ceremonial purposes the parts of Cleveland south of the Tees were placed into North Yorkshire (which covers a similar, but not identical, area to the old North Riding). To add to the confusion, the Cleveland name lives on in organisations such as Cleveland Police. One thing can be said, though - the people of Yarm consider theirs to be a Yorkshire town - and always have done.

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Geographical Context: Boundary, Barrier City, Town centre Primary Subject: Sign other tags: North Riding Historic County Yorkshire Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · High Street [15] · Crossing [8] · North South [5] ·
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NZ4113, 101 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Stephen McKay   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 10 December, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 13 December, 2018
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 418 130 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:30.6733N 1:21.3543W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 418 130
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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