Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Beck Hole Incline

The bottom of the former railway incline from beck Hole up to Goathland. It was constructed by the Whitby and Pickering Railway in 1836 and was originally a horse drawn railway. The carriages were hauled up and down the hill using a system of water tanks. Later in 1865 a new route was constructed which made the incline redundant but a few weeks before the new line was commissioned the cable on the incline broke, the carriage rolled down the hill resulting in two fatalities.

The incline is now part of a pleasant walk connecting Grosmont and Goathland which a return journey can be made using the North York Moors preserved railway.

The cottages were originally a pair and designed by the resident architect of the York and North Midland Railway Company. The building dates from about 1845.





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