Guisbough Steam Corn Mill

A Tees Archaeology report states that the Guisborough Co-operative Corn Milling Society established the steam powered Mill in 1856.

Guisborough Steam Corn MillThe arch of a cartway into the mill yard can still be seen on the three story building. The modern 1850 datestone seems to disagree with the 1856 plaque.

Guisborough Steam Corn Mill

A hinge remains from an older door or gate.

Guisborough Steam Corn Mill

Guisborough Steam Corn Mill

I have found reference in the 1883 Co-operative Wholesale Society Annual to the ‘Guisborough Provident Industrial Corn Mill Society’ being established in 1856, registered in May 1863 and dissolved in 1871

Cleveland Railway Embankment – Guisborough

Building work in Guisborough briefly revealed stonework from the original route of the Cleveland Railway which opened in 1861 as a freight line for the local ironstone mines, the original route continued west over a wooden viaduct and skirted the southern edge of the Eston hills.


In 1865 the Cleveland Railway, Middlesbrough and Guisborough Railway and Stockton and Darlington Railway were all taken over by the North Eastern Railway, the route quickly became redundant and closed in 1873 after only 12 years of use.


By mid-March the location was lost forever, although this old photo from Guisborough History Notes shows the same abutment

Hutton Hall, Guisborough

Hutton Hall was built in 1866 for Sir Joseph Whitwell Pease, the son of Joseph Pease one of the key players in the Stockton & Darlington Railway
Hutton Hall, Guisborough
Pease became first Baronet of Hutton Lowcross and Pinchinthorpe in 1882.

In 1902 a Bank crash forced the Pease family to sell the Hutton Hall estate, this photo is from the sale catalogue

During the Spanish Civil War the Hall was used to house Basque refugee children.

Waterfall / Spa Wood Culverts

Between the Waterfall Viaduct and the old road bridge the beck goes through an old culvert
Culvert next to railway, Slapewath
It looks like it was constructed from brick after the substantial sandstone wall which supports the embankment on which the railway ran (although that is also being undermined by the water)
Spa Wood Culvert
Internally the culvert in not in fantastic shape as large chunks of its concrete lining have peeled away.
Spa Wood Culvert
Passing under the old road bridge the large modern culvert which runs under the A171 can be seen.
Spa Wood Culvert

Old Bridge between Slapewath and Guisborough

The location of the road between Slapewath and Guisborough has changed over the years, just to the south of its current course remains a much older sandstone bridge.
Old Bridge, Slapewath
Its now surrounded by heavy undergrowth and is missing a few blocks in places.
Old Bridge, Slapewath
The remains of a cobbled surface can be found on top.
Old Bridge, Slapewath

Looking at old maps i would say it was the only road shown on the 1938 map, the 1958 suggests both exist and by 1968 its just the new more northerly location.