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Redcar, Redcar & Cleveland

Redcar is a seaside resort in the north east of England, and a major town in the unitary authority of Redcar and Cleveland in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire. It lies 7.5 miles east-northeast of Middlesbrough by the North Sea coast. The combined population of the wards of Coatham, Dormanstown, Kirkleatham, Newcomen, West Dyke and Zetland was 36,610 in the 2001 census. With the opening of the Middlesbrough to Redcar Railway in 1846, Redcar became a resort for Victorian tourists.
Post townREDCAR
Administrative CountyRedcar & Cleveland
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridNZ6124
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityCleveland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCleveland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCleveland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01642

Redcar, Redcar & Cleveland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Redcar, town and township with ry. sta., North-Riding Yorkshire, 7½ miles NE. of Middlesbrough - township, 604 ac. and 238 foreshore, pop. 2297; town, 900 ac., pop. 2458; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 2 newspapers; the township is wholly in Marske near Redcar par., the town is partly also in Upleatham par. Redcar (with the adjoining village of Coatham) is a favourite sea-bathing resort. Its smooth firm sands, stretching from the mouth of the Tees to Saltburn, are 10 m. in length.

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