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Redcar is a seaside resort and town situated in the unitary authority of Redcar and Cleveland in the Tees Valley region of the North East of England. Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, it lies 7.5mi east-north-east of Middlesbrough by the North Sea coast. The combined population of the wards of Coatham, Dormanstown, Kirkleatham, Newcomen, West Dyke and Zetland was 36,610 in the 2001 census decreasing to 35,692 in the 2011 census.With the opening of the Middlesbrough to Redcar Railway in 1846, Redcar became a resort for Victorian tourists.HistoryRedcar means either place by the red marsh from the Old English rēad meaning red and Old Scandinavian kjarr or the first part of the name could be OE hrēod a reed, meaning "reedy marshland", referring to the low lying site by the sea that Redcar occupies. Redcar originated as a fishing town in the 14th century, trading with the larger adjacent market town of Coatham. Until the mid-19th century it was a sub-parish of the of Marske-by-the-Sea—mentioned in the Domesday book.
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