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St Michael's Church Interior

St Michael's Church Interior

St Michaels chancel arch; a rare survivor from the Norman period. The arch was covered until the restoration brought it to view in the 19th century. Viewed from the nave, the outer arch has beak head carvings; the two inner carvings have zig zag or chevron mouldings. The capitals on each side of the arch depicting scenes from the Bible,

St Michael’s Liverton

St michael's Liverton

St Michael’s Church in Liverton village. A Victorian restoration, traces of the Norman masonry, can be seen in the nave walls, and the chancel arch; with elaborate sculptures on the capitals. This is one of the finest survival’s in the north.

Quaker Burial Ground

Quaker Burial Ground

Old Liverton, stone dated 1693.
The Quaker burial ground at Liverton is located at Red House farm. Dating from about 1669 to the early 1800’s, it is believed that up to 50 persons are interred there. Little is known about the Society of Friends in the area, But may have started after the visit by the founder George Fox preaching in Cleveland around 1654.
Image courtesy of The Pem Holliday Collection, additional information courtesy of Dr Alastair Laurence ’History of Liverton’.

Moorsholm Hotel

This image provoked many comments when first posted. A grand building at Moorsholm, shown in a sad condition, was intended to be a hotel, part of the proposed station buildings on Paddy Waddles Railway; which would run from Kilton Junction to Glaisdale and relics of this incomplete line can still be traced along the route. At one point being known as ‘Toad Hall’ with a considerable reputation as a fine dining pub. Ann Jackson told us: ”The house was owned by the Marsay family. My great grandad James Jackson was a stone mason and worked on Paddy Waddells Railway”. Lois Johnson queried: “My great grandfather, Daniel Johnson, lived in ‘Johnson’s Terrace’ in Moorsholm – that’s how I read the 1901 census handwriting. Can anyone tell me where this is? Is it what I see referred to as ‘Johnson’s Square’, which I believe is up the High Street on the right?” Ann Johnson assisted with: “Johnson’s Square is on the right at the bottom of the village just after a set of farm troughs called ‘Moorsholm Docks’. Johnson’s Square was built by David Johnson and his family. My great Aunt Margaret Ellen (nee Jackson) married David Johnson ‘junior”. Sara Johnson advised Ann with: “I believe we share distant family. Your great Aunt Margaret Ellen Jackson married my great great Uncle David Johnson”, and asked further Johnson family history questions. Pat Stearman entered the discussions with: “My great great grandparents (John and Margaret Dale) lived at 19 for 50 plus years until c.1932, when my great great grandfather died. I remember being told about ‘Moorsholm docks’ as a child and my great grandmother Ada Dale (nee Hodgson) has a very elaborate cross in the churchyard”. Ann Jackson added: ” My Jacksons came from Ribblehead to Easington where their father worked on building the Loftus to Whitby line. The docks are well known. I remember getting frogspawn out of them”.  Rachael Armstrong (nee Marsay) tells us: ”I have been looking into my family history which has lead me to this page. This was My Great Grandparents home, My Grandfather George Marsay and his brothers Tommy, Monty, Joy and Lawrence were all brought up in the village. I had heard the family talk about Hillock House but it was demolished when I was very young. It is really lovely to see what it looked like.” Karen Atkinson advises: “Adamson Johnson was my great grandfather!”
Image courtesy of Eric Johnson and thanks to Ann Jackson, Pat Stearman, Rachael Armstrong and Karen Atkinson for the comments and updates.

Liverton Waterfall

Liverton Waterfall

It must have been cold back in January, 1982. I hadn’t realized the scale of these falls until I noticed the young woman (Janet Codling?) sitting on the rocks below.

Image courtesy of Janet Wilson (nee Codling).

Liverton Church

Liverton Church

A view of Liverton church, taken in January, 1982.

Image courtesy of Mrs. J. Wilson.

The Close, Liverton

The Close, Liverton

This image shows the farmworkers’ houses that stood in ’The Close’, Liverton Village.  Janet Wilson tells us: ”The boy standing in the gateway is Steven Barnes, his family lived in the house with the orange door.”The houses were demolished in 1984.

Thanks to Mrs. Janet Wilson for this image and the information.

Liverton Mines

Liverton Mines

I think about 1937 after the movement in the mines.

Living At Swindale Farm

Living At Swindale Farm

Another of Neil Sucklings photo’s showing Fred Suckling and his famiy who lived at Swindale farm Moorsholm. Anne Davies tells us: ”My father Harold  Pallister & mother Freda  farmed at Swindale farm Moorsholm from 1955 till 1964  he was a tenant farmer farm owned by Ringrose  Wharton (now Skelton Gilling Estates) at that time my sister Linda and I  went to Moorsholm school we had a 2mile walk to and from school in 1963 we were cut off from the village for 3weeks because of heavy snow drifted over the hedges.”

Image courtesy of Neil Suckiling and many thanks to Anne for that update.

Cleveland Street, Liverton Mines

Cleveland Street

This newspaper report of building destruction caused by mine subsidence shows the interior of a house in Cleveland Street, Liverton Mines. Destroyed by the look of it and yet the houses still stand today. Now am I right in saying that or were there two rows to Cleveland Street one of them being demolished? HELP

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