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Carlin How Village Profile

Quality of Environment

Carlin How is a community divided by the main road A174 through the settlement.

Industrial landscape with mineral railway carrying potash from Boulby mine to Teesside.

Terraced street houses lie to the south with some attractive new builds at Carlin Park area.

There are open playing fields, a football club, park areas and allotments.

The children’s play area close to the community centre needs resurfacing soon.

On the north side there are picturesque cliff-top walks overlooking the sea and Skinningrove. Housing north of the road is much closer to the steelworks but does have its own playground and meeting place. The steelworks fence could be tidied up or landscaped to hide the works from the nearby houses. Population about 1400 in 515 houses.



Most frequent bus service: 5 Mon – Sat (hourly)

Middlesbrough / Guisborough / Skelton / Brotton / Carlin How / Loftus / Easington

X4 Mon –Sat (30 minutes)

Middlesbrough / Redcar / Marske / Saltburn / Brotton / Carlin How / Loftus / Easington


Commercial Outlets

Limited services and goods are available on the higher south side of the main road.

Post Office ~ Newsagent / Off licence / Hair Salon / Tanning studio

Fish & Chip shop / Mini market & Off licence / Multi-use gym & games unit /

Fast food outlet in club car park at lunchtime.


Community Cohesion

Jubilee Hall, Community Centre offers space for social functions, meetings and parties. Two bingo sessions a month funds go to Community Centre & active church group at St Helens.

Activities include venue for local elections, credit union, youth club, street dance, drumming, hired out for parties, computers on a Saturday.  The church uses it for meetings and events.  

The Maynard Arms pub has recently reopened / Social Club / Bowls club

Whitecliffe Primary school serves both Carlin How and Skinningrove children.



Valley trail from Skinningrove enters the woodlands close by. / Industrial heritage.

Walks in woodland from Mill Lane.

Kilton Lane at Carlin How is part of National Cycle Route 1 from Brotton and the coast at Skinningrove. National Cycle Route 168 runs along Kiltonthorpe Lane to Guisborough.


Employment & Industry

Tata Steel rolling mills produce special profile steel products with metallic composition suitable for different uses ~ cutting edge technology exports to customers around the world.

Caterpillar Ltd, (supplied by Tata) produces steel track shoes which form the 'Cat track' found on CAT Hydraulic Excavators, CAT Loaders and CAT Tractors made at other UK factories.

Peel Jones Copper Products make high conductivity copper castings for the iron and steel industry at the Maynard Foundry.

A vehicle salvage company covers a site near the village.

A car repair business with MOT testing station is on the main road.


Skills/Training & Resources

Within the gates of Tata Steel are 3-4 units which if renovated could again be used for training Internet improvements / access


Health & Wellbeing

GP Clinic doctor + nurse (twice weekly)

Ambulance Post


Safe & Secure Neighbourhood

Police bobby box in Mini-mart

Monthly Police surgeries.

Heavy steel products are carried on lorries on the road through the village. Ideally these vehicles could be rerouted from the Craggs Hall roundabout directly into the works.


Demographics Age Profile

Whitecliffe Children's Centre