1138 The manor of Stockton was created
1189 Purchased by Bishop Pudsey of Durham
13th Century The Bishop of Durham turns Stockton into a borough
1310 Stockton has a market. It is also a busy little port with a population of about 1,000.
1376 Stockton Castle is first referred to
1644-46 Stockton is occupied by the Scots
1700 Shipbuilding in Stockton flourishes. The port also prospers. The population of Stockton is about 2,000.
1735 The Town Hall is built
1766 The first theatre in Stockton opens
1769 The first stone bridge across the Tees is built
1822 Stockton gains gas light
1825 The Stockton and Darlington Railway opens
1832 Cholera kills 126 people in Stockton
1849 Cholera kills another 20 people in Stockton
1851 Stockton has a population of about 10,000
1859 Death of John Walker
1877 The First public library opens in Stockton
1883 Ropner Park opens. Victoria Bridge opens.
1897 Electric trams begin running in the streets of Stockton
1901 Stockton has a population of 51,000
1931 Trams stop running in Stockton
1953 Preston Hall Museum is founded
1973 Castlegate Shopping Centre opens
1992 The University of Teeside opens. Princess of Wales Bridge is built.
1995 Tees Barrage opens
1998 The Open Technology Centre opens
2009 Stockton has a population of 83,490
2011 Infinity Bridge Opens