This old green box carries the inscripton “Lucy Oxford”. William Lucy renamed the Eagle Ironworks after himself in 1873. In the late 1880s they diversified into electrical products, Lucy Switchgear is still in business today.
This is what they would call a service pillar and it may be related to street lighting or telephones in the area, I suspect there are still a lot about although most are more modern versions than this one.
Thomas Richardson had acquired the Hartlepool Iron Works in 1847 and this bridge lintel is dated 1851. Although it doesnt appear to be structural as the surround bridge is much newer.
A friend at Network Rail informs me there is a 1940 steel deck built from old rails that carries no tracks.
The live line are carried by a modern steel slab deck installed in 1989.
The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel is Marske dates from 1860.
There are references to a Brunswick Chapel in the High Street, although i’m not 100% sure this is the same one ?
The methodist congregation moved to Hummershill Lane in 1966 and the building is currently residential.
I’ve recently moved offices and now see this plaque marking a Royal visit to Dorman Longs Steel Plant.
A case below carries the following plaque.
Inside the case is a fading signature from the day.
With this photo also on display.
This location is inside the current steelworks, so cannot be visited by the public.
There are few obvious remains of the once extensive whinstone quarries behind the hamlet of Esk Valley.
This overgrown lump of masonary was once a crusher next to the railway line.
On the opposite bank of the river is a bridge parapet, here is where a tramway crossed to another quarry at Green End, on the other side of the river.
Sinnington Flood Bridge originally dates from 1769 with a rebuild in 1794.
It was originally used to cross a flood channel for the River Seven, which has long since silted up.
It was restored to its current state in 1966
Manor House in Stokesley was built to two stages in the 18th and 19th century.
It was once a hospital, public library and court house, but has more recently become a private home again.
The gate piers come from Angrove Hall, which was between Great Ayton and Stokesley and was demolished in 1832.