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North Riding
Village Pond, Seamer.jpg
The village pond in Seamer
Grid reference: NZ498102
Location: 54°29’7"N, 1°13’53"W
Population: 566  (2011)
Post town: Middlesbrough
Postcode: TS9
Local Government
Council: Hambleton

Seamer-in-Cleveland, otherwise known just as Seamer, is a village in the Yorkshire of Yorkshire, three miles due south of Middlesbrough town centre and two miles north-west of Stokesley.[1]

The 2011 Census recorded the population of the village as 566.

The name of the village is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Semer(s),[2] with later mediæval attestations including Samara.[3] The first element is Old English meaning 'sea' or in this context 'lake'; the spelling of the second element suggests variation between Old English mere 'sea', Old English mersc 'marsh', and Old Norse marr 'lake, sea, pool'. The dominant meaning of the name therefore seems to have been 'lake by the sea'.[4]

This rural village supports a small farming community.


St Martin's is an 1822 rebuild of a mediæval church, which was located in the same place. It still retains some 14th-century stained glass and is now grade II listed.[7]

About the village

The village pub is the King's Head,[8]

At the heart of the village is the village green, with a duck pond.[9]

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Seamer-in-Cleveland)


  1. Information on Seamer-in-Cleveland  from GENUKI
  2. Seamer-in-Cleveland in the Domesday Book
  3. Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 1960. p. 410 ISBN 0198691033
  4. placenames|Seamer}}
  5. St Martin's Church, Seamer: Seamer Village
  6. Seamer Methodist Chapel: Seamer Village
  7. National Heritage List 1150241: Church of St Martin
  8. Love, Laura (29 October 2011). "Holiday park in Seamer village to go ahead". Gazette Live. Retrieved 1 July 2019. 
  9. "Cash boost for village pond feature". Darlington & Stockton Times (35-2019): p. 5. 30 August 2019. SSN 2516-5348.