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Guide to collections at Teesside Archives

Teesside Archives holds a range of collections from Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool, and Redcar & Cleveland, relating to:

  • Local councils and their predecessor bodies
  • Businesses and companies such as British Steel, ICI, Head Wrightson, Furness Shipbuilding etc. as well as many smaller firms
  • Churches, parishes and other religious groups
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Local organisations including charities, sports clubs, political parties, entertainment etc.
  • Land ownership and deeds including Owners of the Middlesbrough Estate
  • Courts
  • Shipping
  • Estate records including the Pennyman Family of Ormesby Hall

The collections include a range of records including:

  • Minutes
  • Financial records
  • Correspondence files
  • Plans
  • Maps
  • Publications
  • Deeds
  • Photographs and negatives
  • Oral histories

The earliest record in the archive dates from the 12th century but the bulk of our holdings date from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and we continue to collect records up to the modern day.

Depositing your records

Collections are made up of a mixture of records deposited with Teesside Archives by councils, local businesses, organisations and individuals. If you have records relevant to the area of Teesside that you would be interested in depositing, please contact us for more details.