Midge Lamp, New Marske Roundabout

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This sculpture of an ironstone miners ‘Midge’ lamp by Graham Anderton is still a work in progress and has not yet been officially unveiled.
At the end of July 2013 it looked like this on a metal base.
Midge Lamp, New Marske
Midge Lamp, New Marske
In fact when it first arrived in April 2013 there was a miner with tools sat on the edge as can be seen in this photo taken by Nekoglyph (presumably he may return)
Miner's lamp sculpture
When I passed by in early August its now sitting on top of a mine spoil heap.
MIners Lamp (plus spoil heap)

Marske Bypass Plaque

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I have read that the railing are about to be replaced tonight, so there’s a fair chance the battered old plaque may end up on a scrap van too.
Marske By-Pass

Cleveland County Council
Opened on Friday 9 December 1977
The Rt Hon W T Rodgers MP Secretary of State for Transport
Chairman of Highways and Transportation Committee
Councillor Jim Tatchell BSc (Eng) F I E E
County Surveyor and Engineer
Edwin Shaw BSc.DIP.TP C.ENG. M.I.C.E.M.R.P.T.I
Contractor A. Monk & Co Ltd

Crypt at St Mary’s, Lastingham

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The crypt at St Marys is believed to date from 1078 – 1086 and was built over the place where St Cedd was buried.
St Marys Lastingham, Crypt
Inside are a number of fragments of crosses and earlier church buildings.
St Marys Lastingham, Crypt
The pillar with snakes is thought to date from the 10th century,  with a much simpler sword carved onto the stone in the background.
St Marys Lastingham, Crypt
These two fragments in the foreground may be from an 8th century shrine.

St Cedds Well, Lastingham

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This attractive well named after St Cedd of Lastingham was constructed in the 19th century, apparently reusing 12th century stone from Rosedale Abbey. Sadly the lions mouth is currently dry.

Cedds Well, Lastingham
The wooden plaque reads.
AD 654
Cedds Well, Lastingham
My Latin isn’t up to scratch, but Google Translate suggests he established the monastery at Lastingham in AD 654 (other websites suggest AD 658) and was buried in the church to the right of the altar in AD 664.

Thomas Duncombe Boundary Marker, Blakey Howe / Cockpit Hill

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This site was originally a Bronze Age burial mound called Blakey Howe.
Thomas Duncombe Boundary Markers, Blakey Ridge
It was reused a cock fighting pit behind the nearby inn during the 18th-19th centuries
Thomas Duncombe Boundary Markers, Blakey Ridge
The marker on top could be a reused bronze age standing stone, it’s inscribed with the initials TD for Thomas Duncombe the landowner in the 18th Century.