A Perambulation is the periodic marking of estate boundaries by the Lord of the Manor, also known as “Beating the bounds”, these events are known to have occurred around Guisborough in 1716, 1738, 1772, 1798 and 1816. It was a major local event with over 200 people on foot and horses taking part in 1716.
Robert Chaloner (RC) passed away in 1842, so the Perambulation of 27th June 1856 was the first by the new Lord of the Manor, Thomas Chalenor (TC) who seems to have taken the occasion to add his initials and the date to many local stones.
This carving is just a short distance north of Percy Rigg
It appears to be virtually identical to the lost boundary stone at Percy Rigg which was apparently destroyed in the 2nd World War.
The other side of the stone is much harder to decipher but the listed building record suggest H.R. and G.A. below the more obvious T
Back in early 2017 I visited the Picton Liberty Stone and it wasn’t there !
A news report on the 6th April 2005 said it had been stolen, then on the 8th April 2005 Police said “It had been removed by a man trying to protect it from theft. It will be returned to its position”
Parish meetings in 2010 talk about getting it listed by English Heritage and having a replica made. In late 2020 someone commented that the stone was back ! Whether this is the original or a replica is unclear.
This piece of grafitti is something I saw mentioned on Facebook getting on for 7 years ago, and I never managed to find it. Then by total chance in lockdown I found it !
It;s getting extremely hard to read as the tree has aged, but says “Polish Forces 194?”
Facebook comments from a resident many years ago said :- there used to be an extensive camp at Dunsdale which was still visible when I was a kid. The Polish army was stationed there and they carved that beech tree.
Saltburn Urban District Council has existed since 1894, while Redcar only became a Borough in 1922, so this marker post must have been placed after that date. Neither have existed since the formation of the ‘County Borough of Teesside’ in 1968.
It may have been required to mark the boundary when the Coast Road was first opened in 1923, although this could be a later marker.
This sign is visible on the side of Coopers Chemists in Great Ayton. Its still fairly clear and I read it as :-
Wm Pearson, Builders & Depot for Builders Materials
In the 1901 census there is a William Pearson, 52 Builder Contractor living at Well Cottage. He built the terrace known as Pearson Ville and also the house that became the Worthy Pearsons shop owned by his descendants.