Stockton & Darlington Railway Sign, Nunthorpe

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Nunthorpe railway station was originally on the Stockton & Darlington Railway Middlesbrough to Guisborough line.
Nunthorpe Railway Station
The line opened in 11 November 1853 as a freight line for the Hutton Ironstone mines near Guisborough.
Nunthorpe Railway Station
The passenger station was not opened until February 1854, all properties on this line owned by the company carried a “B” number

Lingdale Institute 1911

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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.
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Grosmont Ironworks Drawing

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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

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Upleatham Hall

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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
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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

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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

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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.
tin-city
The mine closed in 1934 although people must have stayed on as school photos were taken in 1935 and 1936
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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