12 Facts About Yarm


Yarm, referred to as Yarm-on-Tees, is a market town and civil parish in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees, North Yorkshire, England.

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Yarm bridge marked the river's furthest tidal-flow reaching until a barrage opened to regulate the tide in 1995.

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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.

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Yarm helmet is a c Viking age helmet that was found in Yarm.

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For many years, Yarm was at the tidal limit and head of navigation on the River Tees.

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Yarm is bordered by two rivers, the River Tees to the north, and the River Leven to the east.

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Two road bridges cross the river, Yarm Bridge crossing from the High Street to Eaglescliffe, which is Grade II* listed, and Leven Bridge crossing the Leven between Yarm and Low Leven, which is Grade II listed.

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Yarm is part of the Stockton South Parliamentary Constituency which is represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 14 December 2019 by Matt Vickers, a Conservative MP.

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Yarm has a town council which is responsible for certain aspects of the town's administration, including allotments and the cemetery.

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Yarm Wolves is a team of the North East Rugby League.

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However, planning permission was not granted by the local council, and Yarm School is no longer planning to move, instead choosing to renovate and improve the current site.

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Yarm has been home to professional footballers including Middlesbrough and Dutch international George Boateng who now works outside the UK, and former Valencia and Spain International Gaizka Mendieta.

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