Marton Hall

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Continuing the series of lost buildings from Rev. Atkinsons ‘History of Cleveland Ancient and Modern’. Marton Hall was built for ironmaster Henry Bolckow in the 1850s

Marton Hall

After falling into disrepair, it remained in Stewart Park until demolition started, during which on the 4th June 1960 it burnt down, a mystery which was only recently solved in 2012

Marton Hall

All that remains today is the collonade.hall3

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

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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
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In 1897 subsidence due to intentional ironstone mining lead to the house being demolished.
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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.