Grosmont Ironworks Drawing

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Another image from Rev. Atkinsons ‘History of Cleveland Ancient and Modern’ that shows a hugely different scene from today in the village of Grosmont, now known for the steam trains. This shows a heavy industrial scene with blast furnaces for producing iron which remained until 1892.

Grosmont Ironworks

Some pieces of the blast furnaces do still stand in the car-park which I visited back 2010


Upleatham Hall

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Upleatham Hall dated from the 17th century and was worked on over the years by John Carr , Sir Robert Smirke and Ignatius Bonomi. It was the seat of the Earl of Zetland.
Upleatham Hall
In 1897 subsidence due to intentional ironstone mining lead to the house being demolished.
Upleatham A
This decorative panel on the wall of a current building on the site looks like it might be part of the original.
Part of Upleatham Hall ?

Rudland Rook (missing in action)

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Rudland Rook (or maybe Rudland Rock) on the beautifully named Rotten Hill is one of the few boundary stones named on the OS map. Having got to the location theres no stone to be seen just a cairn (unless the stone is buried under the cairn)

Rudland Rook

A web search for Rudland Rook/Rock turns up very little, so if anyone know anything about it or why its marked on maps I would love to know.

Wesleyan Chapel, West Terrace, Redcar

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For such a prominent building in Redcar, information is surprisingly hard to come by, the recently published Redcar and District Local History says it was built in 1869 at a cost of £4000 with seating for 650. That information is sourced from the Bulmers Guide of 1890
Redcar, Wesleyan Chapel

Redcar, Wesleyan Chapel
Although the 1884 Ward and Lock Guide state that a Wesleyan Chapel was built near the center of town in 1860 (although this could be elsewhere it doesn’t seem to tie in with anything else)

There are addition references to hint at both dates :-

Guisborough Wesleyan Methodist Circuit Register Of Baptisms Redcar Section. (1860 – 1926)
Redcar Chapel (Trinity) – Booklet entitled “100 years of Service. Trinity Methodist Church, 1869 – 1969.

Update : Fred Brunskill comments that the earlier methodist chapel was from 1853 and on the High Street where Clinkards now is on the right of this photo.


UPDATE April 2013 :-

Walked past today and it looks like the building is being demolished, another sad loss.
Redcar Chapel Demolition
I managed to get a shot of the roof from the beacon.
Redcar Chapel Demolition