Stokesley is a market town and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. The town's historic county is Yorkshire, it lies on the River Leven. An electoral ward, of the same name, stretches north to Newby and had a population at the 2011 Census of 5,537.
Stokesley is about two miles south of the Middlesbrough borough boundary and eight miles south of Middlesbrough town centre. Stokesley is between Middlesbrough, Guisborough and Northallerton in a farming area. Local attractions nearby include Great Ayton, Captain Cook's monument and Roseberry Topping in the North York Moors National Park. The town was formerly one of the North Riding of Yorkshire's rural district head towns, this was from 1894 until 1974.
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