Bransdale Inscribed Guidestone

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This guidestone is very old and weathered and carries a number of difficult to read inscriptions.
The year 1712 and what could be “Hemsla” perhaps a variant on “Helmsley Road”
Bransdale Boundary Stones
Kirby is fairly clear (Kirkbymoorside) but the word below is a mystery.
Bransdale Boundary Stones
Finally the initials “IH” which I have no idea on.
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The Three Windmills of Redcar

I have previously posted about both Redcar and Coatham Windmill, generally regarded to have had six and four sails respectively.

This photo of Redcar mill is the only one that seems to be in general circulation, sadly no sails were present at this time.
Recently Ian Weber has suggested to me that the photo widely regarded to be Coatham Windmill could also be Redcar.
His suggestion is that a similar wall with buttresses at the bottom of the photo seems to still exist today ?

Whilst it does look very similar, the argument against this is the two white brick chimneys visible in the background of that same photo (a block of 8 and block of 4) which match those still to be seen on Station Road today.wb

Let us now turn out attention to a series of old etchings which show the windmills. If we’re looking west at the back of St Peters then the six sail mill is in Redcar to the right and the four sail mill, although appearing close is actually in the distance in Coatham.

Early Redcar

This 1836 view east at the tower end of St Peters, shows the six sail mill near to the church as expected.Etching of 1836
A similar view looking south-east from the seafront, again shows the six sail mill very clearly.
South East View CD

But finally just to throw a seed of doubt, this 1840 etching appears to show two mills with six sails !Redcar 1840s

So what of the third windmill ?
It stood near Marsh House Farm at Warrenby and was destroyed by fire in 1815.

Dancing Stone, Danby Dale

Some weeks ago I posted photos of what I believed to be the Dancing Stone which i’ve since found to be incorrect, it was the Hanging Stone.
Peter Mernagh has kindly provided the following photos of the correct location.
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They clearly show the carving by John Castilo with the words “Neu Hees Deead” (Now he’s dead) added afterwards that I was unable to locate (because I was not in the right place)
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Low Farndale Methodist Chapel.

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Apologies for the lack of posts recently, the site is not dead, work has just become very busy.
Methodist Chapel, Low Mill, Farndale
Two Methodist Chapels existed in Farndale, this is the one at Low Mill, the walls contain a great many memorials.
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Methodist Chapel, Low Mill, Farndale

This old photo from August 27 1926 shows a celebration of an anniversary of Low Farndale Methodist Chapel (which anniversary is unclear currently)


Planning permission records suggest it became a private home around 1984.