Old Saltburn

Not the “modern” town developed by the Quaker industrialist Henry Pease in the late Victorian period but the small fishing hamlet that can be dated to medieval times and beyond. Neolithic artefacts have been found on the beach and there is a Bronze Age burial mound on Cat Nab, just off to the left in the photo. In the centre is the Ship Inn, the last of Old Saltburn’s four inns. The Seagull, the Dolphin and the Nimrod have all disappeared, the latter stood behind the small Mortuary, the small building right of centre built in the 1880s as a place to store the bodies frequently washed up on the beach. The Ship has long been rumoured with smuggling activities, a legend not discouraged.
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