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Billingham, Stockton on Tees

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Billingham, Stockton on Tees

Billingham is a town in County Durham in the unitary authority of Stockton on Tees, in North East England, with a population of 35,765 (2006). It was founded circa 650 by a group of Saxons known as Billa's people, which is where the name Billingham is thought to have originated. In modern history, the chemical industry, and in particular the company ICI, played an important role in the growth of Billingham.
Post townBILLINGHAM
Administrative CountyStockton on Tees
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ4623
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCleveland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCleveland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCleveland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01642
Population35,765 (2006)
 

Billingham, Stockton on Tees in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Billingham, par. and township with ry. sta., S. Durham, 3 miles NE. of Stockton-on-Tees -- par., 10,001 ac., pop. 3221; township, 3155 ac., pop. 1488; P.O.

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