Eston Ironstone Obelisk, South Bank Asda.

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.

Ironstone Obelisk, South Bank Asda Ironstone Obelisk, South Bank Asda

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.

Teesdale Way, Gates and Sculptures, South Bank

Adjacent to South Bank station are more waymarkers and gates for the Teesdale Way

Teesdale Way Sculptures, South Bank Teesdale Way Sculptures, South Bank Teesdale Way Sculptures, South Bank Teesdale Way Sculptures, South Bank Teesdale Way Sculptures, South Bank Teesdale Way Sculptures, South Bank

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.

 

 

 

Pillbox, Low Grange Farm, South Bank

This Type 23 pillbox is visible in a field beside the Trunk Road between Redcar and Middlesbrough.

Pillbox, Trunk Road, South Bank Pillbox, Trunk Road, South Bank Pillbox, Trunk Road, South Bank

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.