Out & About …

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

Tag: local

  • Joan Hutton-Wilson Memorial

    Joan Hutton-Wilson Memorial

    I’ve come across this memorial before, in a bracken infested copse just off the steep Trenet Bank out of Bilsdale. I was almost surprised to find it: 1968 Joan Hutton-Wilson who loved Bilsdale Not that I thought it would have  disappeared. The main photo is the view from the memorial. Chop Gate is centre, the […]

  • Roseberry Mary Staveley

    Roseberry Mary Staveley

    On Sunday, I posted about Thomas Kitchingman Staveley, who owned the north side of Roseberry Topping and the Common in the mid-19th-century. I ended it by saying he had a son and two daughters. The eldest of the daughters was delightfully named Roseberry Mary Staveley who eventually inherited the whole estate including Newton manor. Although […]

  • Thomas Kitchingman Staveley

    Thomas Kitchingman Staveley

    I took this photo of a pair of 19th-century boundary stones that identifies the old parish boundary between Newton under Roseberry and Great Ayton to demonstrate the extent of the National Trust land on Newton Moor. The National Trust property boundary follows the old parish boundary, so the beck just beyond the boundary stones is […]

  • High Bousdale from Roseberry

    High Bousdale from Roseberry

    A view from the summit of Roseberry Topping towards Guisborough down the forested valley of High Bousdale, between Bousdale Hill and Ryston Bank with the Hanging Stone at its nab. High Bousdale was once contemplated as a means of access to the ironstone holdings below Roseberry. There would have been an incline from the Middlesbrough […]