Scoresby and son were arctic explorer who mapped much of the east coast of Greenland and took the Resolution to within 510 miles of the North Pole in 1806. Scoresby Snr invented the barrel crows nest, a reproduction of which is in the Whitby Museum. Scoresby Jr is known for his work developing ships compasses. They are depicted in a crows nest by Kevin Storch.
Moored nearby is the Grand Turk a modern replica of the frigate HMS Blandford built in 1741, it has appeared on TV in the Hornblower series
All that remains of Sandsend Alum House is one wall which is now the entrance and exit to a car park which was built in the 1960s when the sea wall damaged.
It is believed to have operated between 1733 and 1860 although building were still standing on the site in more recent time
A BGS photo from 1975 shows the quarry faces still visible and a general mess.
The quarry now is virtually unrecognisable as its has been landscaped and converted into parkland.
One possible remnant is a cairn of stones erected by the entrance, to my non-geologist eyes the majority looks like sandstone, but I think the larger grey block could be whinstone.
In what it now a car park are the remains of Grosmont Ironworks built in 1862 and demolished in 1892. Despite now being a rural setting the immediate area contains numerous ironstone mines.
The most promenant feature is a large brick structure which is believed to be part of the system which carried raw materials to the top of the three blast furnaces. Apologies for the dark photos but it was getting late and I only had a basic camera.
Closer to the railway station is the base of the third blast furnace, added in 1876