Yarm


Yarm is a town on the south bank of the River Tees in North Yorkshire, and became part of the unitary authority of Stockton-on-Tees in 1996. Yarm was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and c1286 Dominican Friars ('Black Friars') settled in the town and maintained a Friarage and a Hospital there, until 1583. In 1400 Bishop Skirlaw of Durham built a stone bridge across the Tees connecting Yarm and Egglescliffe. The railway viaduct, which dominates the town, was built 1849-1851 for the Leeds Northern Railway Company.

The name of the town is thought to be derived from the Old Norse word yarum meaning an enclosure to catch fish or from the Old English gearum with the same meaning. Yarm was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and was originally a chapelry in the Kirklevington parish in the North Riding of Yorkshire; it later became a parish in its own right.

Domninican Friars, often called Black Friars or Friar Preachers, settled in Yarm about 1286 and maintained a Friarage and a Hospital in the town, until 1583. Their memory is preserved in the names of Friarage and Spital Bank.

Bishop Skirlaw of Durham built a stone bridge, which still stands, across the Tees in 1400 . An iron replacement was built in 1805, but it fell down in 1806. For many years Yarm was at the tidal limit and head of navigation on the River Tees.

On 12 February 1821 at the George & Dragon Inn, the meeting was held that pressed for the third and successful attempt for a Bill to give permission to build the Stockton & Darlington Railway, the world's first public railway.

In 1890 Bulmer & Co listed 12 Inns in Yarm; Black Bull, Cross Keys, Crown Inn, Fleece, George and Dragon, Green Tree, Ketton Ox, Lord Nelson, Red Lion, Three Tuns, Tom Brown, and Union. Also listed was Cross Keys beside the Leven Bridge.

In the 13th century Yarm was classed as a borough but this status did not persist. It formed part of the Stokesley Rural District under the Local Government Act 1894 and remained so until 1 April 1974 when, under the Local Government Act 1972 it became part of the district of Stockton-on-Tees in the new non-metropolitan county of Cleveland. Cleveland was abolished in 1996 under the Banham Review, with Stockton-on-Tees becoming a unitary authority.

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Entering Yarm High Street, coming over the River Tees from Egglescliffe.
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Yarm. Wednesday, 5th April 2006.

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Yarm Fair

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Viaduct Arch Yarm 2/10

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Yarm. Wednesday, 5th April 2006.

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Yarm. Wednesday, 5th April 2006.

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Yarm. Wednesday, 5th April 2006.

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Yarm Town Hall

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Yarm Viaduct 1

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Yarm Viaduct 3

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BIRTH OF THE RAILWAYS

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All is quiet

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Bridge & viaduct

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Quantified viaduct

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Gorgeous weather in the North East for the last few days! Bliss in a little town called Yarm...

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Yarm viaduct

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Yarm alleyway

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Ketton Ox, Yarm

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Tom Browns House, Yarm

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Old Police Station, Yarm

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George and Dragon, Yarm

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River Tees at Yarm

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Walter Skirlaw (d. 1406)
- Overview About Walter Skirlaw Walter Skirlaw was Bishop of Durham from 1388 until he died on 24th March 1406. Skirlaw was also a diplomat and advisor to King Richard II ...
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Egglescliffe
- Overview Map Street View Egglescliffe is a village in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees. It is situated on a hill by the River Tees, with Yarm nearby on the opposite bank ...
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River Leven (North Yorkshire)
- Overview About the River The River Leven is a tributary to the River Tees. It rises on Warren Moor near Kildale in the North Yorkshire and takes a meandering course ...
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Flood Cottage, Yarm

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A Wastel - 4th W Yorks - Yarm (Killed)

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Pavingstone in Yarm Cleveland

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Former Yarm Social Centre

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Yarm Youth & Community Centre

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Yarm Youth & Community Centre

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Yarm Viaduct

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Yarm Viaduct

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Yarm Viaduct

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Garden in arches of Yarm Viaduct

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