Unfortunately its not been very well respected since it was laid by Councillor Ted Wood on 22nd December 1994
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
The current building ceased to be a school in 1968 and in 1981 was bought by the Territorial Association Social Club,
The posting was originally one I made for my “Our Industrial Heartland” project
One of the critical factors in the success of the industry in our project area was the construction of the Cleveland Railway, this was opened in November 1861 between the Skelton Old Shaft mines and Normanby Jetty, extending toward Boosbeck in 1862. Branches were also constructed to Slapewath, Stanghow and Aysdalegate mines.
With the construction of the railways came numerous interesting bridges, tunnels and culverts.
This culvert (in orange) carries a stream under the branch line which went to Slapewath Mine
This small tunnel (yellow) went under the same branch line, but was dry for livestock and people to cross under the railway.
This much more sizeable tunnel (red) passed under the main line.
Considering they date from the 1860’s, they are all in excellent condition.
Tockett’s Watermill, near Guisborough
A 4-storey corn mill built in the 18th century. Completely restored in 1990s, with an 18-ft pitchback waterwheel, three pairs of stones and a full set of ancillary machinery. Fully operational, producing flour.
NATIONAL MILLS WEEKEND OPENING TIMES 2017
SUNDAY 14TH MAY ONLY, 14.00-16.00.
A Tees Archaeology report states that the Guisborough Co-operative Corn Milling Society established the steam powered Mill in 1856.
A hinge remains from an older door or gate.
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
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 was built in 1866 for Sir Joseph Whitwell Pease, the son of Joseph Pease one of the key players in the Stockton & Darlington Railway
Pease became first Baronet of Hutton Lowcross and Pinchinthorpe in 1882.
During the Spanish Civil War the Hall was used to house Basque refugee children.