John Buntings War Memorial Chapel, Scotch Corner

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.

John Bunting, War Memorial Chapel, Scotch Corner

It specifically commemorates three people all educated at Ampleforth College

Hugh Dormer, killed during the battle of Europe in 1944
Michael Fenwick, a poet killed in 1941 at Kowloon.
Michael Allmand, who was killed in Europe in 1944 and received the Victoria Cross

John Bunting, War Memorial Chapel, Scotch Corner

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

John Bunting, War Memorial Chapel, Scotch Corner

Fountains Abbey

A details description of all there is to see at Fountains Abbey would take several days to write.
Fountains Abbey
This Cistercian monastery founded in 1132 ran until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539.
Fountains Abbey
It is a Grade 1 Listed building and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Fountains Abbey
Several buildings around the abbey actually straddle the River Skell
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Fountains Mill

Fountains Mill was originally constructed in the 12th century by the monks of Fountains Abbey.
Fountains Mill
At various points in its life it was also a Saw Mill, Dairy and housed wartime refugees.
Fountains Mill
The mill ground corn all the way until 1927, a Gilkes turbine was installed in 1928 to produce electricity, which still operates today.

Low Farndale Methodist Chapel.

Apologies for the lack of posts recently, the site is not dead, work has just become very busy.
Methodist Chapel, Low Mill, Farndale
Two Methodist Chapels existed in Farndale, this is the one at Low Mill, the walls contain a great many memorials.
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Methodist Chapel, Low Mill, Farndale

This old photo from August 27 1926 shows a celebration of an anniversary of Low Farndale Methodist Chapel (which anniversary is unclear currently)

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Planning permission records suggest it became a private home around 1984.