Coulby Newham is a large housing estate in the Borough of Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England, with a resident population of 10,700, measured at 8,967 (Coulby Newham Ward) at the 2011 Census.[1] It is in the TS8 postcode.

Coulby Newham
Housing estate

The Parkway Shopping Centre
Coulby Newham
Coulby Newham
Location within North Yorkshire
Population8,967 (2011)[2]
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtTS8
Dialling code01642
AmbulanceNorth East
UK Parliament
List of places
Coordinates: 54°31′23″N 1°12′50″W / 54.523°N 1.214°W / 54.523; -1.214



Coulby Newham began as farmland and this is reflected in the names of many of the streets such as Lingfield, Manor Farm Way and Paddock Wood. 'Colebi' and 'Nieweham', were separate medieval hamlets when identified in the Domesday Book of 1086, formerly covered this site.[3][4]

Newham Grange Leisure farm

The agricultural legacy of the area, reminiscent indeed of that of the entire wider Middlesbrough area, is still touched on today by the working Newham Grange Leisure farm, itself harking as far back to life in this particular spot of rural Yorkshire as the 17th century.[5]

Housing estate

Rainbow Leisure Centre
Rainbow Leisure Centre

Only as the 1970s dawned, in the shadow of the rest of modern Middlesbrough's continual southerly urban expansion, did this change. Coulby Newham developed after the building of the A174 Parkway[6] (after which the suburb's shopping Mall, the Parkway Shopping Centre, opened in 1986, was subsequently named).[7][8]

The estate's construction in 1978 was featured in the 1980 BBC TV Play for Today, Alan Bleasdale's "The Black Stuff". It is a black comedy/drama starring Bernard Hill (Yosser Hughes) and the late Michael Angelis (Chrissie Todd). They and others play Liverpool Scouser labourers, who travel up to Middlesbrough together and are employed in laying black tarmacadam on the estate's roads. This classic programme is rated a high 8/10 on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

Farm fire (2017)

In July 2017, a series of arson attacks took place at Newham Hall Farm; a 12-year-old boy was found responsible for one of the blazes, and two other boys of the same age were interviewed in connection with the fires.[9]

Education and religion

St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral
St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral

There are now three primary schools; Sunnyside Primary School, Rose Wood Academy and St Augustine's RC School. The suburb also contains two churches, Coulby Newham Baptist Church [10] and a Roman Catholic cathedral.[11]

The first major building in Coulby Newham was Coulby Newham Secondary School (replaced in 2003 by The King's Academy).[12] Coulby Newham Secondary opened with Year 7–10 in the late 1970s, receiving many students that had been excluded from Acklam schools Hustler and Boynton.


Coulby Newham remains a rapidly developing suburb of Middlesbrough, Tesco choosing to locate a new £2 million store in the area in 2005, alongside a former Safeway shop which they acquired and converted into smaller units.[13] Other large chain stores developed in Coulby Newham include Pets at Home,[14] Boyes,[15] Home Bargains, Burger King, McDonald's, KFC, Poundland, Greggs, Cooplands, Specsavers, Costa Coffee and Subway.[16]


  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Coulby Newham Ward (as of 2011) (E05001488)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Population 2012". Middlesbrough Council. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Coulby | Domesday Book". Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Newham [Hall] | Domesday Book". Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  5. ^ Breen, Julia (19 October 2017). "Plans to secure future of Middlesbrough leisure farm". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  6. ^ "The A19 Trunk Road" (PDF). p. 4. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Parkway Shopping Centre | NEECC". Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  8. ^ Guillot, Toni (27 March 2014). "Parkway Centre is still the popular place to shop". Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  9. ^ Lodge, Bethany (10 August 2017). "Third fire starts near Coulby Newham farm after 12-year-old found responsible for earlier blaze". Gazette Live. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Coulby Newham Baptist Church, Middlesbrough - Home pageCoulby Newham Baptist Church". Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Bishop burial ground consecrated". BBC News. 8 November 2005. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  12. ^ The King's Academy Official website
  13. ^ "Change in store for ex-Safeway - The Journal". The Journal. 13 September 2005. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Caring for your pet". Gazette Live. 13 July 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  15. ^ Laura, Love (2 February 2017). "Boyes to open store in Coulby Newham - and jobs are available". Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  16. ^ Smiles, Mieka (4 July 2017). "Subway confirms where it will open branch in Coulby Newham". Gazette Live. Retrieved 22 July 2019.