Coordinates: 54°32′42″N 1°15′50″W / 54.54489°N 1.26401°W
Acklam is a suburb of Middlesbrough, in the unitary authority of Middlesbrough, in north east England and is associated with the county of North Yorkshire for ceremonial purposes. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this once tiny village passed from Stokesley Rural District, to Middlesbrough Rural District and was eventually incorporated into the county borough of Middlesbrough during the early 20th century.
Acklam was first mentioned, being referred to as Aclun, in the Domesday Book of 1086. It has been maintained that the name is Anglo-Saxon Old English for 'at the oak clearings' or 'place of oaks'.
In the west of Acklam is the now-outgrown or abandoned medieval settlement of Stainsby, deserted by 1757. Today this amounts to little more than a series of grassy mounds near the A19 road.
Acklam Road runs straight through Acklam and just off Acklam Road is Hall Drive. The one-time focus of the parish (as can be appreciated from old maps of the pre-industrial area such as the 1714 Lordship of Acklam Plan on display in the Dorman Museum in nearby Linthorpe), residence of the Hustler family and Restoration mansion, Acklam Hall, is based here. The house, formerly a grammar school and Middlesbrough's sole Grade I listed building, ceased in its role as the Acklam Campus of Middlesbrough College by the middle of 2008.
Acklam is home to various schools, including Kader Primary School, Kings Manor School, Hall Garth Community Arts College, St. David's School, Acklam Grange Secondary School, Acklam Whin Primary School and St Clare's Primary School, on Trimdon Avenue. In 1952 Stainsby Secondary Modern School, now renamed Acklam Grange Secondary School, was named after the mediaeval settlement of Stainsby.
Notable people 
External links