A second sign for Saltburn Fisheries is also visible.
This building is currently occupied by the Saltburn Evangelical Church, although it’s 1887 date stone show its earlier incarnation as the Friends Meeting House.
It makes sense there would be a Quaker presence in Saltburn due to the influence of Henry Pease. Quaker worship started in Saltburn during 1869, an Allowed Meeting was created in 1873. It became a full Preparative Meeting in 1885 two year before this building, the Meeting closed in 1914.
The meeting house actually pre-dated the building of Leven Road as that doesnt exist on early maps.
When I first visted this in 2010 the information sign was in a sorry state and hardly legiable.
Its since been replaced with a new one which has an old photograph of the 1911 dig on the cliff edge.
And also this plan of the site.
I’m fairly certain this is a stench pipe judging from its similarilty to other local ones, its the first i’ve seen in Saltburn though.
It was directly adjacent to a current manhole so theres a good chance
The railway lines at Saltburn originally extended directly into the back of the Zetland Hotel as can be seen in this 1950s photo from the East Cleveland Image Archive.
There used to be a pedestrian subway to get under the lines at the rear of the main station.
I recall this as a child (early 80s) but cannot remember exactly when it was filled in although this sign on the wall to “Please Be Tidy” is still visible
There is a beam stamped with the date 1865, but it cannot now be seen as the area is within someones private garden.
yogi59 has kindly allowed me to use the following photo which shows the subway being filled and the date stamped beam.
This new mosaic depicting Saltburns smuggling heritage was created by Helen Gaunt and Derek Mosey (who created the five mosaics at the station) with help from Huntcliff School students, Turning the Corner (TTC), Saltburn Foreshore Committee and UK Steel Enterprise.