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Guisborough Market Town

Guisborough, TS14 6HF

Explore the beautiful historic market town of Guisborough in this digital treasure trail.

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Start by the market cross, opposite the old town hall on the high street
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Market Cross
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Head to the Market Cross on the high street and search nearby for an information board.

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In which year were a pair of gas lamps installed, formerly used between September and April?
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The Market Cross was built in the mid 18th century and became protected as a Grade II listed building in 1952.

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A Former Bank
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Carefully cross the road via the traffic lights and look for a former bank nearby, situated at the top of the high street. Look for a circular blue plaque
What was the name of this building when it was formerly a coaching inn?
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Priory Ruins
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Face the former bank and turn left, following the footpath until you reach several sandstone arch ruins. Look for another circular blue plaque nearby.
In which year was the former Augustinian Priory founded?
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War Memorial
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Look nearby for a stone War Memorial on the cobbled area outside St Nicholas Church, then search for an information board detailing the memorial.
In 1925 how many shillings was paid to Lord Gisborough in exchange for the grant of this land to be kept in trust forever as a site for the War Memorial?
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St Nicholas Church
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Follow the footpath along the left-side of St Nicholas Church (opposite the War Memorial). Search the church wall for several large sandstone blocks featuring engraved names and dates.
In which year did the widow of Admiral Thomas Chaloner lay a supporting stone in the church wall?
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Prior Pursglove College
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Continue along the flagstone footpath, passing a graveyard on the right, and look for an ornate college building to your left that's visible through a gap in the hedge. Search near the large sign for Prior Pursglove College for another small blue plaque.
Guisborough Grammar School was founded on this site in which year?
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Priory Views
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Continue along the path for a short distance until you reach a fork. Head through a small metal gate and take a diagonal path in a forward-right direction, following a public path across a farmers field. On this path you will gain a fantastic view of Guisborough Priory.
At the far side of the field look for a small circular plaque by a metal swing-gate. Which two words can be found on the plaque that features an illustration of Guisborough Priory?
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A Rest Stop
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Continue along the path and carefully cross the road. Turn right and follow the path with a stream to the left for approximately half a kilometer. Look for a small area on your left featuring several benches.
How many benches are in this area?
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A Former Hospital
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Continue along the path and look for a large brick building accessible via a a small foot bridge. Head across the foot bridge and look for a small circular blue plaque.
This building was a former hospital founded it 1873 to treat which kind of local miners? (one word)
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Old Police Station
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Head back across the footbridge and turn left, continuing a short distance until you reach a road junction. The sandstone building to your left is the old police station, search by the door for another circular blue plaque.
In this year was this former police station built?
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Bakehouse Square Park
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Cross the road junction twice until you reach the path diagonally-opposite (by Langbaurgh House, an NHS building). Follow the path keeping Langbaurgh House to your left. Turn left onto Fountain St then immediately right onto a back-road by a stream. Cross the footbridge and enter a small park.
Look around for a large wall mural featuring two town names. The lower name is 'Guisborough' what is the higher town name?
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This area used to be the site of a common bakehouse for residents of the town. The mural was awarded a commendation in the Redcar & Cleveland Design Awards Scheme 2002.

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Ancient Capital of Cleveland
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Head back across the footbridge, then turn right and follow the back-street by the stream until you reach a road junction. Carefully cross the road and walk a short distance to the left, then look for an information board.
Which nearby sandstone crag stands high above Guisborough Forest and 500m above sea-level? (two words)
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Did you know a bronze Roman cavalry helmet was found in Guisborough in 1864, commonly referred to as the 'Guisborough Helmet'. It was discovered during road works and donated to the British Museum in London where it is currently on display

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Machanics Institute
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Turn around and walk along the road, past the back-street you recently exited, and search the ornate brick building to your right for another circular blue plaque.
In which year was the Mechanics' Institute constructed?
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The mechanics based here served the local ironstone trade at that time, and an 1866 report lists 54 pupils. The land for this institute was donated in 1861 by Admiral Chalenor.

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Town Clock
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Continue along the road until it ends at a T-junction. Turn left onto the high-street (Westgate) and search the building on the corner for a plaque below a large clock.
Which event (relating to Queen Elizabeth II) does this clock commemorate (two words)?
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The Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II was held in 2002 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her accession to the crown.

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Methodist Church
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Continue along Westgate and after a short distance look for a Methodist Church on your left.
In which year was the Primitive Methodist Church of Guisborough constructed?
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John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church, visited Guisborough nine times. In Wesley's Journal he wrote "At twelve we had a lovely congregation in a meadow near the town, who drank in every word that was spoken, as the thirsty earth the showers." (8th July 1759).

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Guisborough Town Pride
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Continue along Westgate until you reach a road junction, then turn left onto New Road. Carefully cross the road after a short distance and search the green area for a flower display.
In which year did Mrs Doreen Myers found 'Guisborough Town Pride' with the goal of improving the market town?
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Since it's founding Guisborough Town Pride have raised funds, installed seats and spruced up the area with flower tubs, Christmas lights and more, restoring the historic market town to its former glory.

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Guisborough Forest Loop
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Continue to the end of New Road then turn right onto Rectory Lane. Follow the path for approximately 200 metres and search near some traffic lights for an information board by a path heading to your right.
A series of how many walks 'in-and-around' Guisborough have been compiled by Redcar & Cleveland Council?
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Did you know there's another 'Huntee' treasure trail in Guisborough Forest available for you to play?

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A Picturesque Park
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Face the information board then turn left and walk away from the road. Turn left when you reach a bridge (don;t cross this one) and follow the stream for a short distance. Cross the next footbridge you reach on your right then enter a small park.
Follow the path through the park until you reach an ornate metal archway at the opposite entrance. What is the name of this park? (two words)
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Westgate Park underwent an extensive renovation in April 2019.

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Sunnyfield House
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Exit the park and cross the road using the traffic lights nearby. Turn right and walk along Westgate until you reach an ornate building opposite the Methodist Church you previously passed.
Sunnyfield House was built in 1780 for which agent of the Chaloner Estate?
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This history of the Chaloner family is Guisborough dates back to the mid 16th century when Sir Thomas Chaloner I arrived as one of King Henry VIII's agents for the dissolution of the monasteries.

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Town Hall
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Cross Westgate road at the next set of traffic lights then turn left. Continue along Westgate, past the Town Clock you visited previously, and search for another circular blue plaque by the main entrance of the Town Hall.
How many years elapsed between the construction of the Town Hall and the additions to the building?
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Guisborough Town Hall was built in 1821 using stones from the demolished Tockets Hall, the home of the Chaloner family. The Town Hall was further extended in 1870 and the current Grade II listed building stands on the site of an ancient toll booth.

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