Saltburn Mortuary

Got the rare opportunity to see inside this normally locked building as part of Heritage Open Days.
Saltburn Mortuary Heritage Open Day
The mortuary was built in 1881, bodies lost at sea tended to arrive here due to prevailing currents and it was still in use in the 1960s
Saltburn Mortuary Heritage Open Day
There was the opportunity to try out the slab, but I declined.
Saltburn Mortuary Heritage Open Day

UPDATE: As of 2012 this building is up for sale.

Echo Tunnel – Liverton Mines, Kilton Viaduct

Located where Kilton Beck passes under a viaduct that was buried around 1911 – 1913 due to subsidence from the ironstone mines destablising it.

To the north you need to climb down a steep shale bank that looks like its regularly used by scramblers, the water at that end is almost knee deep, so we couldn’t attack it from that side and had to go all the way back up.
Echo Tunnel North Entrance
Heres the same location just after constuction
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To the south another steep climb passing a large heap of burnt out cars, but the beck is much shallower and access is easier. Here’s an image from inside with a normal flash, and a colourful HDR image built up from several shots.
Echo Tunnel
Echo Tunnel HDR Shot

Then it was time for some fun
Echo Tunnel Light Painting
Echo Tunnel Light Painting
Echo Tunnel Light Painting
Many thanks to Sayzey for putting me on to this one, and giving me the idea to try HDR photography. 

Sparrow Lane Bridge, Guisborough

Sparrow Lane followed the line of what is now Pytchley Road, with the bridge passing under the dismanted Guisborough and Brotton railway line.
Buiried Sparrow Lane Bridge, Guisborough
The North-West edge of the bridge appears to be present in the undergrowth, with an arch visible just under ground, the top row of stone poke out just below the level of the adjacent path.
Buiried Sparrow Lane Bridge, Guisborough
More stonework is visible at the top of steps on the south side, although the main area on the south is currently inaccessible due to thick undergrowth.
Buiried Sparrow Lane Bridge, Guisborough
I would guess the bridge was filled-in when estate to the south was built.

Hunters Scar Jet Mine

Hunters Scar is a jet mine, beleived to have been converted for water storage around the time of the First World War. Possibly for the nearby Gribdale Terrace when the Ayton Bank and Ayton Monument ironstone mines were operational.

The mine is accessed via a tight tunnel with a water pipe down the center.
Hunters Scar Jet Mine, Great Ayton
Hunters Scar Jet Mine, Great Ayton

Inside the mine has concrete dividers storing deep pools of water, and a ladder leading vertically into the woodlands above.
Hunters Scar Jet Mine, Great Ayton
Hunters Scar Jet Mine, Great Ayton
Hunters Scar Jet Mine, Great Ayton

The ladders look very unsafe so its best to back track through the tunnel and look for them in the woods.
Hunters Scar Jet Mine, Great Ayton
Hunters Scar Jet Mine, Great Ayton

UPDATE : The woodland in this area has been harvested since my photos were taken and both entrances are now in open land.