The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel is Marske dates from 1860.
There are references to a Brunswick Chapel in the High Street, although i’m not 100% sure this is the same one ?
The methodist congregation moved to Hummershill Lane in 1966 and the building is currently residential.
I’ve recently moved offices and now see this plaque marking a Royal visit to Dorman Longs Steel Plant.
A case below carries the following plaque.
Inside the case is a fading signature from the day.
With this photo also on display.
This location is inside the current steelworks, so cannot be visited by the public.
There are few obvious remains of the once extensive whinstone quarries behind the hamlet of Esk Valley.
This overgrown lump of masonary was once a crusher next to the railway line.
On the opposite bank of the river is a bridge parapet, here is where a tramway crossed to another quarry at Green End, on the other side of the river.
Manor House in Stokesley was built to two stages in the 18th and 19th century.
It was once a hospital, public library and court house, but has more recently become a private home again.
The gate piers come from Angrove Hall, which was between Great Ayton and Stokesley and was demolished in 1832.
Preston Grammar School in Stokesley dates 1832
John Preston was a local attorney who died in 1814 leaving £2000 to establish a school, however a long a protracted legal battle followed about other parts of the will.
The school was opened in 1832 by Archdeacon Harcourt with Rev T Todd appointed as headmaster
It remained a school until 1908 and is now the first time a pizza shop has appeared on this website.
Nunthorpe railway station was originally on the Stockton & Darlington Railway Middlesbrough to Guisborough line.
The line opened in 11 November 1853 as a freight line for the Hutton Ironstone mines near Guisborough.
The passenger station was not opened until February 1854, all properties on this line owned by the company carried a “B” number
Grey Towers was built between 1865 and 1867 for the ironmaster William Randolph
Hopkins, the designer was John Ross of Darlington. Its unsual colour is due to the whinstone used in its construction.
Hopkins, Gilkes and Co were ruined due to their part in the Tay Bridge Disaster and the house went on the market in 1879 for £30,000 but remained unsold.
It became the home of Sir Arthur Dorman, founder of Dorman Long between 1895-1931. After Dormans death the house was bought by Sir Thomas Gibson Poole as the site for Middlesbroughs tuberculosis sanatorium, however due to the 2nd World War it was not completed until 1945.
After the closure of the Poole Hospital in 1989 the house became a target for vandals but has since been converted into apartments