Cleveland, England

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Historically, the area of England known as Cleveland referred to an area of the North Riding of Yorkshire dominated by the Market Town of Guisborough.

The Local Government Act 1972 created County Cleveland, covering not only the historic Cleveland, but also a substantial part of the Tees Valley Area. This included Yarm, Middlesbrough and Redcar formally of the North Riding of Yorkshire, along with Stockton-on-Tees and Hartlepool, which were formally part of County Durham.

In 1996 County Cleveland was dissolved under recommendation by the Banham Commission into a number of separate authorities, including 'Redcar and Cleveland'.