In recent years members of the Cleveland Mining Heritage Society have been clearing, identifying and exploring some of the mines along the Esk Valley. This is a rare chance to see some images and hear about the work undertaken by the group in association with the landowners. Simon Chapman, author of Grosmont and its Mines, Commondale Mine etc. wiil tell the story of some of these mines and give a glimpse of a moment in time long since hidden.
The talk will be held in St. Matthew’s Church, Grosmont at 7pm on Friday 9th September, at the start of the national heritage weekend. Tickets cost £3, refreshments will be provided and all proceeds go towards the church, which incidentally sits on top of some of the earliest of Cleveland’s ironstone mines.
For many years Hanging Stone was obscured by trees and upon finding it in the wood there was no view to be seen.
Now the trees have been felled, the view has been restored.
The actual name of the area of land is Ryston Nab, but everyone knows it as Hanging Stone
The wave was constructed from local sea glass by Stuart Langley for the 2015 Lumiere Festival in Durham.
The frame was constructed by MIDS, who’s premises it now stands outside.
The bottom is well buried in a hedge, so no chance of finding a makers mark.
The top however looks to be in very good condition with a decorative ‘crown’ still in place
The Picton to Battersby Line was constructed 1857/1858 running via Stokesley
Passenger services ended in 1954 with freight continuing between Stokesley and Battersby until 1965.
Presumably it was 12 miles from this point to Picton Junction.
Wednesday 27th July, meets 10:30am at Farm Direct Country Store, Easington.
Its always good to come back to an old favourite subject, I must have driven past this one hundreds of times without ever noticing. So thanks to John Rymer for pointing it out.
This relic of an earlier drainage system in New Marske is now being re-used as a planter for flowers.
The inscription here is said to read “Francis Hartus to Repare this Yat and this Yattstead T.H. 1737” although the latter parts are difficult to make out today.
T.H. is Thomas Harwood a local road surveyor.
The “Yat” is the gate and the “Yatstead” the space covered by the swing of an opening “Yat”
This well stands immediately outside St. Thomas’ Church Glaisdale.
It is marked with a ‘W’ on old ordnance survey maps, but I can find no further information on if it has a name or any other significance.