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
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
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.
Sharow Cross dates from the middle ages and marks the limit of sanctuary for fugitives who came within a mile of St Wilfrids monastery (the founder of Ripon cathedral)
It was originally one of 8 markers.
Hob Cross was originally used to mark a route from Guisborough Priory to Whitby Abbey.
Only the shaft remains which is now inscribed RC 1798 (Robert Chaloner, Lord Guisborough)
Fountains Mill was originally constructed in the 12th century by the monks of Fountains Abbey.
At various points in its life it was also a Saw Mill, Dairy and housed wartime refugees.
The mill ground corn all the way until 1927, a Gilkes turbine was installed in 1928 to produce electricity, which still operates today.
Robinson’s Cross is a boundary stone.The M is said to stands for Manners, the family name of the Duke of Rutland who once held Helmsley.
Apologies for the lack of posts recently, the site is not dead, work has just become very busy.
Two Methodist Chapels existed in Farndale, this is the one at Low Mill, the walls contain a great many memorials.
This old photo from August 27 1926 shows a celebration of an anniversary of Low Farndale Methodist Chapel (which anniversary is unclear currently)
Planning permission records suggest it became a private home around 1984.
Botton Cross is a a wayside cross on Danby High Moor. Although now broken it is an early medieval wheelhead type.
The cross is on the course of an old road which runs from Young Ralph toward Fat Betty.
John Wesley, one of the founders of Methodism, preached at the barter table on several occasions from 1745.
The table itself is thought to date from the 16th century.
The market cross dates from the 18th century, although the steps around it may date from an earlier medieval cross.