St Andrews Mission at Thornaby is still a functioning church, their website states that St.Andrews was a mission station started by the much larger Presbyterian Church in Stockton, originally as a Sunday School. When the Presbyterian Church and the Congregational Church joined together, it became part of the United Reformed Church
The date stone above the building carries the date 1893, it cost about £950 and could seat 200.
One foundation stone was laid by Mrs Bouge of the Manse on October 1st 1892, presumably the wife of Rev. J Bogue
The second stone is heavily eroded and difficult to interpret, but my research shows it to be Mrs G Y Blair who laid the stone. That would be the wife of George Young Blair who managed the Fossick & Hackworth Locomotive Engine Works which he came to own after 1866 as Blair and Co. who manufactured marine engines.
The Northern Echo from Monday 03 October 1892 report on the events in full.
Kirkbymoorside’s Market Cross is unusually one street behind the main market place.
Nothing remains or anything that may have one stood on top.
It’s listed building entry gives little information other than its probably 17th century and made of sandstone
Stump Cross stands a few hundred meters to the east of Danby Beacon at the junction of two medieval trackways.
Stonegate which runs from the village called Stonegate to Danby Beacon and Leavergate which runs from the Danby Beacon towards Easington.
It is thought the original cross shaft was longer and only the broken ‘stump’ remains, although given its current name of ‘Stump Cross’ that break must have happened in the distant past.
Not the Scotch Corner on the A66 but a hill near Sutton Bank, but either way after over 10 years of Hidden Teesside I have finally added a new category to the site called ‘Yes I know its not in Teesside’ to cover things that may be a short drive away.
This chapel was built by sculptor John Bunting as a memorial for those killed in the Second World War, he acquired the derelict farm buildings in 1956 and completed the rebuild in 1957.
It specifically commemorates three people all educated at Ampleforth College
The chapel will next be open to the public on: Saturday 15th April 2017; Sunday 9th July 2017; Saturday September 9th 2017 and there is a huge amount of information available at http://www.johnbunting.co.uk/memorial.html
Nicholas Postgate is one of the 85 English Catholic Martyrs. He was arrested on 8th December 1678 while carrying out a baptism at the house of Matthew Lyth.
He was hanged, disemboweled and quartered at York on 7 August 1679.
A details description of all there is to see at Fountains Abbey would take several days to write.
This Cistercian monastery founded in 1132 ran until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539.
It is a Grade 1 Listed building and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Several buildings around the abbey actually straddle the River Skell