Saturday 30th June – Medieval Skelton

Skelton History Group
Saturday 30th June – Medieval Skelton

Distance: 2 miles; Ascent 255ft; Duration 3-3½ hours For this walk we meet at10:30am outside Skelton Methodist Community Church, Castle Grange, Skelton Green, TS12 2DN. It has been scheduled to coincide with the archaeological investigation into the medieval borough of Skelton, and we will pass the site of the dig. We will also visit Old All Saints church before returning (mostly uphill, I’m afraid!) to our start point using some ancient tracks and pathways.

The pace of the walks is leisurely, with regular stops to admire the view (especially when going uphill!) and to hear about the heritage around us.

A charge of £2 per person will be made on each walk to offset the costs of Insurance. Please wear appropriate footwear and have clothing suitable for the likely weather conditions on that day. It is suggested that you bring food and drink as we usually stop between midday and 1:00pm for a lunch break.

Further details can be had from: skeltonhistorygroup@gmail.com or by contacting Peter Appleton (Tel: 01287 281752)

Guisborough Providence Board School 1878

The plaque records the fact that the Guisborough Providence Schools were originally erected in 1792 in Westgate by George Venables  a London businessman who visited Guisborough. He died 12th April 1813 and is buried in the Tower of London
Providence School

The current building was rebuilt by the Guisborough School Board in 1878
Guisborough Board School 1878
On the 1894 OS map the road is known as Providence Street rather than the current Rectory Lane.

Guisborough Board School 1878

The current building ceased to be a school in 1968 and in 1981 was bought by the Territorial Association Social Club,