Lingdale Institute 1911

The Lingdale Institute was erected in 1911/12 and cost £1,800.
Lingdale Institute 1911
The cost was mainly covered by mine owners Pease & Partners and contained Reading, Billiard, Games Rooms
Lingdale Institute 1911
It appears the inscription was concreted over at some point, thanks to M Watson for confirming that this happened during the war to help stop the German’s knowing the area they were in if they were shot down for example.

Also a wing on the right has been removed.

Grosmont Ironworks Drawing

Another image from Rev. Atkinsons ‘History of Cleveland Ancient and Modern’ that shows a hugely different scene from today in the village of Grosmont, now known for the steam trains. This shows a heavy industrial scene with blast furnaces for producing iron which remained until 1892.

Grosmont Ironworks

Some pieces of the blast furnaces do still stand in the car-park which I visited back 2010


Upleatham Hall

Upleatham Hall dated from the 17th century and was worked on over the years by John Carr , Sir Robert Smirke and Ignatius Bonomi. It was the seat of the Earl of Zetland.
Upleatham Hall
In 1897 subsidence due to intentional ironstone mining lead to the house being demolished.
Upleatham A
This decorative panel on the wall of a current building on the site looks like it might be part of the original.
Part of Upleatham Hall ?

Midge Lamp, New Marske Roundabout

This sculpture of an ironstone miners ‘Midge’ lamp by Graham Anderton is still a work in progress and has not yet been officially unveiled.
At the end of July 2013 it looked like this on a metal base.
Midge Lamp, New Marske
Midge Lamp, New Marske
In fact when it first arrived in April 2013 there was a miner with tools sat on the edge as can be seen in this photo taken by Nekoglyph (presumably he may return)
Miner's lamp sculpture
When I passed by in early August its now sitting on top of a mine spoil heap.
MIners Lamp (plus spoil heap)

‘Tin City’ – Boulby Ironstone Mine

Tin City as it was known locally was a row of housing started in 1906 for the workers at Boulby Ironstone Mine, although it was officially known as ‘Iron Cottages’ on the 1911 census.
The mine closed in 1934 although people must have stayed on as school photos were taken in 1935 and 1936
I believe they were relocated to Loftus in the late 1930s.
Tin City, Boulby
Today all that remains are concrete foundations on which the houses once stood.
Tin City, Boulby

Current Mining Investigations in Skinningrove – Sunday 14th July 2013 14:00-16:00

Join Simon Chapman, amateur industrial archaeologist, for an exploration of the original mine buildings and structures at what is now the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum and a tour of the nearby excavation of North Loftus Fan House. Simon, Secretary of the Cleveland Mining Heritage Society, is well known for his publications on the archaeology of the local area and accurate accounts detailing changes in the ironstone mining industry.

Fossils and Fortunes at Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum in Skinningrove is holding a heritage day event ‘Fossils and Fortunes’ at the Museum on Saturday 6th July 2013. Talks will include Ages Past, Plant Fossils at Marske Quarry, Alum Folk, Ironstone, Maps and Museums- William Smith, the Rotunda Museum and the Geology of the Yorkshire Coast and Protecting your Earth Heritage. Speakers include locally based specialists including Denis Golding of TVRIGS, Mike Windle (NE Yorkshire Geology Trust), Will Watts (Scarborough Museums Trust), John Waring (TVRIGS), Peter Appleton (Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum) and Andy Cooper (TVRIGS). All welcome, but spaces limited booking required.
No formal charge, donations will be invited from the audience.
To book or for further information please contact Jean Banwell to book on 01287 642877 or by email . Sandwich lunches can be ordered in advance.

Lingdale Cycling Memorial

This recently erected sculpture and information board commissioned by Lingdale Lift Off Community Group records the cycling heritage of Lingdale.
Lingdale Cycling Memorial

Lingdale Cycling Memorial
Lingdale Cycling Club had its own cycling track in the late 1800s as shown on this map, although the original was covered by the shales waste from the ironstone mine.

It was then relocated to the south of the mine site as shown on early 1900s maps.

1877 Temperance Hall, Loftus

The Temperance movement was strong in the late 1800’s, often helped by Quaker mine owners such as Pease who preferred their employees to be here instead of drinking themselves silly in the local pubs.

1877 Temperence Hall, Loftus

The dedication stone is very worn, but I interpret it as :-

Laid by W Lapsley Marske
On behalf of Plant of Renown Lodge
I.O.G.T. June 11 1877

1877 Temperence Hall, Loftus

William Lapsley is listed on 1881 census in Zetland Terrace in Marske as a ‘Temperance Missionary’ and he has links to the Pease family.

I.O.G.T stands for International Organisation of Good Templars who would have been active in the Temperance movement at this time.

“Plant of Renown”  is the name given to this Loftus Lodge, which comes from Ezekiel 34:29 – ‘And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.’

Other local lodges were “Charltons Excelsior” at Margrove Park, “Hope of Lingdale”, “Star of Brotton” “Dawn of Peace” and “Star of Hope”