The Temple of Piety was built around 1737 and was originally known as the Temple of Hercules
It overlooks the Moon Pond, below the Octogon Tower.
Estate owner and local MP John Aislabie was involved in the South Sea Bubble, was expelled from the Government and imprisoned in the Tower of London.
The Serpentine Tunnel was built in 1730 for John Aislabie, probably by Robert Doe.
It was designed to give guests a gentle fright on their way up to the Octogon Tower and High Ride.
The Octagon Tower was constructed in the mid 1730’s.It was originally intended to have a spiral staircase inside, but this was never built.
By 1976 it was a virtual ruin until it was restored by the local council.
The Temple of Fame is believed to date from around 1770, built for William Aislabie.
Although it looks like stone, the columns are actually wood and plaster, as a result of this unusual construction it has required frequent renovations in the 1970s, 1987 and 2007.
Fountains Mill was originally constructed in the 12th century by the monks of Fountains Abbey.
At various points in its life it was also a Saw Mill, Dairy and housed wartime refugees.
The mill ground corn all the way until 1927, a Gilkes turbine was installed in 1928 to produce electricity, which still operates today.
Skelton Windmill was built in 1822 for the nearby Newby Hall Estate, it is a grade II listed building.
It was converted to a private home in 1998 and currently appears to be for sale again for £625K
Bolckow and Vaughan created this plaque to commemorate their 670 employees who died in the Great War. It was made by C.F. Mundell and Company, Tees Joinery Works, Marsh Road, Middlesbrough.Each plaque is split up into the works or mine they originated from, zooming in on Flickr will allow you to read every name.
Middlesbrough Office, Middlesbrough Works, South Bank Works
West Auckland Colliery, Shildon Lodge Colliery, Byers Green Colliery, Newfield Colliery, Black Boy Colliery, Auckland Park Colliery
Leasingthorne Colliery, Westerton Colliery, Dean & Chapter Colliery
Newlandside Quarry, Eston Mines, North Skelton Mines, South Skelton Mines, Belmont Mines
The plaque is currently on display at Kirkleatham Museum
Locking Stone in a natural boulder that has become a boundary marker
Sadly, I’ve been unable to find any historical references or significance to the name.