The quaker burial ground can be found just off Skinnergate and contains over 1000 burials.
All the headstones are very simple in design as is traditional, despite some of them being the most powerful and influential industrialists and bankers in the area.
Edward Pease (1767-1858) – The Father of the Railways
Joseph Pease (1799-1872) – First Quaker MP
John Fowler (1826-1864) – Inventor of the steam plough
Henry Pease (1807-1881) – Founder of Saltburn
James Backhouse (1720-1798) – Founder of Backhouse Bank which eventually became Barclays.
The Mechanics Institution was built in 1854 and is listed as being designed by James Pigott Pritchett, although it may be the work of his son James Pigott Pritchett Jr who set up a practice in Darlington in that very same year.
In later years its been a bank and a bar.
This small tunnel built by George Stephenson on Arnold Road dates from 1824 and was constructed under what would have then been the brand new Stockton & Darlington Railway.
The interior of the tunnel shows numerous joins where it has been modified and expanded over the years, it now carries a recently built road.
Edward Pease left £10,000 for the building of a library on his death in 1880
The library was opened on 23rd October 1885 by Lady Lymington and is still a library today.
The Bulmer Stone lies sadly stranded on a little shelf behind a fence since 1923.
It is a Shap granite boulder deposited at the end of the ice age and once marked the northern edge of Darlington and stood on the roadside.
The name is said to come from Willy Bulmer the borough crier who announced news from it. It was also known as the ‘Battling Stone’ by the towns weavers who once beat their flax upon it.
It is also associated with the ancient rhyme :-
In Darnton towne ther is a stane,
And most strange is yt to tell,
That yt turnes nine times round aboute
When yt hears ye clock strike twell.
William Thomas Stead was the second editor of the Northern Echo and is seen as one of the founding fathers of modern investigative journalism. He used this stone opposite the Northern Echo offices to tether his dogs and pony.
Mr Stead was heavily involved in campaigning for world peace and defending civil liberties and was killed on the maiden voyage of the Titanic on his way peace congress at Carnegie Hall.