Victorian Industrialist Henry Pease effectively created Saltburn, after having a vision of it on the cliff.
“seated on the hillside he had seen, in a sort of prophetic vision, on the edge of the cliff before him, a town arise and the quiet unfrequented glen turned into a lovely garden.”
The Quaker families influence on the railway and mines in the area is immense.
Sculpure by Hilary Cartmel
Railway sleepers can be seen at a few points on the approach to South Gare, although they become much clearer after the gates next to the Coastal Battery, where the cars are not allowed.
Several pictures of the Sail Bogies in use can be found here
Sited at the entrance to Coatham Marsh. By Andy McKeown, along with the gates before you get there.
Impressive row of undamaged cubes blocking a gap which now sits in the hinterland between the Coatham Marsh and Tatasteel / SSI site.
Update : As of 2012 a pipeline has been run through this area, but as far as I can tell from a distance the cubes have been left intact.
This is one if the most obvious pillboxes in the area, sat in the middle of the beach and at high tides in the water.
As of January 2007 its virtually submerged in sand, last year it was completely uncovered and actually tipped over the other way, see this pic on Freds Photos.
I’m sure it will become uncovered again, its a real display of natural forces at work seeing this thing constantly change.
Nothing much left other that a series of holes now visible in the sea wall, opposite the pilots house.
There is a suggestion of an entrance from above in the concrete
A row of anti-tank cubes, still in place next the old Turners Buses depot.
A fantastic building hidden away in the woods, an 1876 fan house to draw fresh air through the mines, the fan inside was 30 feet diameter by 10 feet wide.
Named “SS Castle” due to the wall ties. The layers of graffiti suggest its been a popular haunt for the junior drinkers of Eston and Lazenby for many years.
The listed building entry calls this “Lovell Drift Fanhouse” but the origin of this is confused. The area was known various as Lazenby Pit / North Drift / Wilton Drift / Eston Quarry / Lowther Quarry bit never Lovell Drift, Lovell Hill is 1 mile to the east.