I noticed these two markers by the roadside on Smiths Dock Road.
The stones mark the edge of Bolckow and Vaughans property and are marked on old OS maps with the wasteland now to the east being the Eston Sheet and Galvenising Works which was aquired by Bolckow and Vaughan in 1916.
It was placed at the Business Centre in 2004 after being in storage at Kirkleatham for many years.
Cheers to Chris Martin for the information about this additional obelisk, like the two sets in Eston it bears the inscription “Cleveland Ironstone Eston Mines” this one is actually in better condition than all the others.
Not the greatest photos as only had my mobile phone.
Anyone know of any more obelisks ? I believe there used to be another to the North of South Bank, towards the river.
Adjacent to South Bank station are more waymarkers and gates for the Teesdale Way
Along with boots also seen at Lord McGowan Bridge are a number of gates.
The first appears to depict a football games, the second Cromwell Road Primary School, the third looks like the lighthouse at South Gare and the final one a train and ironstone miner.
This Type 23 pillbox is visible in a field beside the Trunk Road between Redcar and Middlesbrough.
The pillbox is under threat of destruction due to the re-development of the area.
The council development plan says :- “The World War II Pill box should be retained on the site, if possible, or buried in situ, otherwise it should be recorded prior to demolition.” As that particular area is pencilled in for shops/pubs/takeaways, I strongly suspect the latter will be the outcome. The land itself that the farm stood on was owned by the Lady Hewley Trust, giving it a link back to the Eston ironstone mines.
As that particular area is pencilled in for shops/pubs/takeaways, I strongly suspect the latter will be the outcome. The land itself that the farm stood on was owned by the , giving it a link back to the Eston ironstone mines.
UPDATE 10/08/2011 : Drove past this morning and sadly it looks like the pillbox has recently been removed as I strongly suspected it might.