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Gallihowe 1932

Gallihowe 1932

Mrs Wilkinson had written on this photograph, that these houses may have been built for the alum managers, now tell me where they were? A hint – this may be the location of Rawcliffe (Rockcliffe) Cottages, situated above Rockcliffe farm, near Street Houses and demolished pre Second World War. Could anybody assist in identifying the residents of the cottages? Following researches the Archive has discovered that in 1939; Elizabeth Nicholson who was born in 1857 was living at Gallihowe Farm and George Nicholson was living at No. 1 Street Houses.

Image courtesy of Mrs E. Wilkinson (via Keith Bowers).

Fine Display

Fine Display

A coloured postcard of Grinkle Park, Easington. Once the home of Sir Charles Mark Palmer, now a hotel where the rhododendrons make a fine display in early summer.
Postcard courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Lot 45

Lot 45

Or Red House Farm,150 acres situated either side of Whitby Road quite close to Staithes at the junction of Cowbar Lane.
5 bedrooms, 2 attics, bathroom, 2 sitting rooms, kitchen with range, scullery with sink, pantry, wash house with copper. Water from the three crosses well supply. Rent on Ladyday tenancy £137-13-0 per annum. Estate makes an allowance off the rent of this farm for aerial standards (at one time used by Boulby Mine) which crosses the land. Not all the mod. Cons of today, but all you would expect in 1946 when this farm was for sale in the catalogue loaned to us by Mrs Waton

Nine Chimney’s

Nine Chimney's

Or Angel Cottage, lot 62 in the catalogue.
One double and one single bedroom, kitchen with range and cupboard, back kitchen with sink and cupboard, pantry, coal shed etc. Water from spring in woodland at rear. Built of stone with slate roof, the south wall is of great thickness and has a castellated parapet giving the appearance of 8 chimney’s. Rent is £13 per annum. Sorry once again this is taken from Grinkle Park Estate sale in 1946, the catalogue loaned to us by Mrs Waton

Marsh Farm

Marsh Farm

Lot 68 in the catalogue of lots of Grinkle Park Estate, loaned to us by Mrs. Waton. Scaling village 150 acres 5 bedrooms, sitting room, front kitchen, back kitchen with sink, dairy, drinking water from Scaling well at the road side on south of garden. Rent £124 per annum, date of sale 1946

Grinkle Hall

Grinkle Hall

This photograph  of Grinkle Hall when still under the ownership of Sir Charles Mark Palmer, a Tyneside magnate. The hall was built in the 19th century, he controlled iron and coal mines, as well as a Jarrow shipbuilding yard. Locally he developed Grinkle mine and constructed the harbour at Port Mulgrave to export the ironstone to the Tyne. Ann Jackson tells us: ”My great grandmother was a dress maker at the Hall in the late 1800′s.” Whilst Norman Patton tells us: ”William Forbes was my wife’s great grandfather.  He was an apprentice gardener in a place near Stranraer and  at some point worked for  the Beatty Balfours who were plant hunters and particularly concerned with the importing of rhododendrons from the Himalayas.  We are quite certain that he was involved with the planting of the rhododendrons  at Grinkle Hall after it was rebuilt about 1890s during which time he met and married Mary Welford from Midge Hall,  Roxby.”

Image courtesy Alan Richardson; also thanks to Ann Jackson and Norman Patton for the updates.

Grinkle Hall

Grinkle Hall

Another excllent postcard view of Grinkle Park from 1904. Part of a series of postcards kindly loaned by Beryl Morris.

Easter in Church

Easter in Church

Easington church again, all dressed up ready for the Easter service.
Image courtesy of Mrs Lilian Waton.

Scaling Mill

Scaling Mill

I don’t think it’s still standing but in 1946 it was for sale, all 32 acres of it with the house standing by the side of the swift running mill stream and adjoining a series of waterfalls, at the end of the house is the old water wheel. This had it’s own water supply piped from a spring situated on high ground, another property on a Lady Day tenancy of £38 per annum. Today a weir and mill race running towards the mill can still be easily identified, but the actual location of mill is little more that a few foundations now.

Stuart Grey told us: ”In the early 1970s, I explored the remains of Scaling mill and took photographs of the remaining water mill mechanism. The “pit wheel”, the “great spur” and the  shafts for the “stone nuts” which actually turned the “mill stones”; all made out of wood were still in good condition. Outside in the stream standing against the wall of the mill,there was still  part of the actual waterwheel; although only the metal framework.” Carole Popham tells us ”My grandparents, Ben and Betty Barry used to farm here. I remember visiting late fifties/early sixties. I went back last year for the first time since then and was sad to see that there was virtually nothing left but did find some bricks from the old dairy. As a child it was a wonderful place to visit but there was no lighting in the house and life must have been quite hard for my grandparents.”

Thanks go to Mrs Waton for sharing the catalogue with us also thanks to Stuart and Carole for the updates.

Another Terrace for sale

Another Terrace for sale

Morehead Terrace, Easington (across the Grinkle Lane/Whitby Road junction); this time, consisting of three cottages. Corner Cottage, sold for £460 and wow it had electric light. The next cottage also had electric light, but water was still obtained from the fountain across the road. The last on the terrace (no 1 Morehead Terrace) was the police house; occupied by Constable Clarkson, mains electric lighting but no running water.

Thanks go to Mrs Waton for loaning us the catalogue for the disposal sale of the Grinkle Park estate.