Stockton-on-Tees is a market town on the border between County Durham and North Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 84,000 people (2012 estimate) within a borough of some 191,000 people.
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Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, England
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More on Stockton-on-TeesStockton-on-Tees, as its name suggested, was established by the bank of the River Tees. Its history goes back to Anglo-Saxon times. It received a charter to be a market town in 1310, enabling it to operate a market every Wednesday.
Stockton-on-Tees has a shipbuilding tradition going back to the 15th century, although it was only in the 17th and 18th centuries that the industry experienced rapid growth. In the beginning, it carried out small-scale industries such as rope making. This developed into more ambitious heavy industries such as iron making and engineering in the 18th century.
Bulk ore conveyor in Stockton-on-Tees
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The first Big Ben, the bell at the Palace of Westminster, London, was cast in Stockton-on-Tees in 1856. Weighing 16.3 tonnes, it was named in honor of Sir Benjamin Hall.
Visiting Stockton-on-TeesYou can reach Stockton-on-Tees from London by following the route towards Middlesbrough, and turning off just outside the town. Take the A1(M) and continue on the A66(M) to Darlington. Then continue on the A66 in the direction of Middlesbrough. Watch for signage to turn off the road towards Stockton-on-Tees.
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