Saltburn Sea Wall, Stone Sleepers from Stockton to Darlington Railway

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The sea wall and slipway are constructed from the stone sleepers of the original Stockton to Darlington railway (the worlds first steam hauled public railway) the footing can be seen in the stones.

Saltburn Saltburn

Henry Pease who built the resort of Saltburn was the son of Edward Pease the railway pioneer.

Update 2013 : Many of these blocks were dislodged by the tidal surge on 5th December (photo by Simon Chapman)

19th December 2013

Glaisdale Rigg Ironstone Drifts

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Drifts were cut near Post Gate Hill around 1870, traces of these remain although now appear to be used as a modern water source.

Glaisdale Glaisdale

The only sizeable remains on the site are those of a bridge under which an incline from the mine site seems to have run. The tramway from this location entered a tunnel around NZ 774054 then travelled below Glaisdale village and emerged onto a trestle bridge near the ironworks around NZ 777055.

Kirkleatham Railway Cottages

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Despite having no railway, Kirkleatham does have a row of railway cottages from 1847, they were dismantled and moved from Redcar in 1861 when the railway line was extended to Saltburn.

Kirkleatham Railway Cottages

Designed by John Middleton, these are the last remaining buildings of the Middlesbrough & Redcar Railway.


Update 2013 – Located a photo of the cottages in the original position