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Saltburn Mill House and Cat Nab

Saltburn Mill House and Cat Nab

Saltburn Mill House in the foreground still stands, much modernised, to this day, as Callum Duff advises: ”Saltburn Mill was actually situated a few yards up Saltburn Gill to the south of this view. Its millrace ran the length of the valley either following the current footpath or running alongside it. It was demolished around 1920.”. The small buildings behind it are now gone – replaced by the sewage treatment plant. Cat Nab (so named because it looks like a crouching cat) shows the paths from the bootmarks of the boots of adventurous Victorians, eager to try the air – the scars are much deeper these days and beyond recovery.

Many thanks to Callum for that update.

2 comments to Saltburn Mill House and Cat Nab

  • Callum Duff

    Saltburn Mill was actually situated a few yards up Saltburn Gill to the south of this view. Its millrace ran the length of the valley either following the current footpath or running alongside it. It was demolished around 1920.

  • Anne Watson

    I have an almost identical postcard, with a 1.5d George V stamp. Our family spent many weekends and holidays there, 1930s to 1950s, as my great uncle owned the hut shown under the nab – called Nestleton Cot. The building in the foreground was a farm and as kids around 1950 we used to help the farmer’s dog bring cows in for milking. I think his name was Smith. The track to the field ran between the farm and the beck.

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