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Kirkleatham

Kirkleatham, TS10 5NW

Explore the beautiful village of Kirkleatham in our digital treasure trail. Kirkleatham is considered to have one of the best collections of Georgian-style buildings in England.

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Begin your adventure at the public car park of Kirkleatham close to the A1042.
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Welcome to Kirkleatham
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Look for an information board by the car park that features a large map.

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Four local towns are displayed on the map. Redcar, guisborough, Middlesbrough, and which other?
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Welcome to Kirkleatham. The name of the village comes from the old Norse kirk (church) and hlíð (slopes) - iterally "churchslopes". It's believed a church and settlement here dates back to the 9th Century. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1066.

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Kirkleatham 5 Museum
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Head towards the impressive Kirkleatham Hall Museum building.
Look to the right of the door for an orienteering marker (a small red square with a diagonal white line). Which two characters can be found on the marker?
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The building known today as the Kirkleatham Hall Museum was originally The Free School at Kirkleatham (between 1709 and 1869). There was once another Kirkleatham Hall that predated this beautiful building which you'll discover more about on this trail.

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To The Front
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Face the door and turn right, then walk around the corner to the front of the building. Look high for the engraved marble sign above the main entrance.
The ediface mentions two members of the Turner family. What relation was S William Turner to Chomley Turner? (one word)
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St Cuthbert's Church
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Continue past Kirkleatham Museum and follow the footpath through several gates and into a wooded area. Continue over the footbrage, past some railway cottages, then turn left up some old stone steps to St Cuthbert's Church.
How many circular windows can be seen in the wall of the church tower facing to the left (as you look from the steps)?
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St Cuthbert's Church was built in 1763. It's a Grade I listed building and is consideered to be one of the best examples of Georgian architecture.

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The Daugher of a President
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Walk to the left of the church (past the tower). Follow the path turning left, past a short wall, and enter a large square area of the cemetery.
Search on the wall for a memorial to William Sydney Bence Bosanquet. What was the name of his wife, who was the daugher of a former President of America? (one word)
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Esther Cleveland (1893 – 1980) was the daughter of American president Grover Cleveland. Esther is the only child of a President to have been born in the White House. She married Captain William Bosanquet in 1918 and they lived at Kirkleatham Hall. Photo credit: Hidden Teesside / US Newspaper, 1934

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Church Gates
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Walk back past the church tower, turn left, and exit the church grounds via the ornate metal gates.
How many carved stone 'skull and crossbones' can be found on the gate columns?
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Did you know the gates of St Cuthberts are a listed building in their own right? The gate columns feature a skull and crossbones topped with a Roman oil lamp. The nearby mounting steps (used to mount horses) date from around 1763

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Old Kirkleatham Hall
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Carefully cross the road and walk along the path through two sandstone columns leading towards Kirkleatham Hall School
After a short distance look for two larger stone columns. Which animal can be found at the top of the columns? (one word)
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This site was once home to Kirkleatham Hall, the 80 room seat of the Newcomen Family built in 1625. Unfortunately the building was demolished in the 1950s to make way for the school, only the gateposts and stables remain. Photo credit: Hidden Teesside.

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Kirkleatham Hall Stables
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Continue through the gates then turn left to continue around the back of the imposing brick stable-block.
How many bricked/boarded up archways can be found on this side of the building?
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The impressive stable block was significant in the North-East's horse-racing history and even housed racehorses such as The Flying Dutchman. Sadly the building was severely damaged by fire in 2013. Photo Credit: Teesside Gazette.

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Toasting Gate
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Return to the main path and continue until you reach an old sanstone archway and towers nearby.
How many plus-shaped window slits can be found on the old 'Toasting Gate' structure?
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The Toasting Gate (dating from around 1770) was constructed as a garden feature for Charles Turner by prolific British architect John Carr. The origins of the name 'Toasting Gate' are unknown.

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Garden Bastion
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Walk through the Toasting Gate and turn immediately left. Look for a round sandstone building.
How many doorways (now bricked up) can be found on the old garden 'defence' structure.
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This bastion, designed by James Gibbs, was one of many garden features of Kirkleatham Hall. Unfortunately most are now lost, including a Pavilion Temple (also by Gibbs) and a Pigeon Cote by John Carr. Credit/Reference: Hidden Teesside

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Turner Mausoleum
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Turn left after the Bastion and exit the field, through the gate, and onto the footpath by the road (Kirkleatham Lane). Turn left and follow the road until you return to the grounds of St Cuthbert's Church.
In which year was the impressive octagonal Turner Mausoleum erected?
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The Turner Mausoleum was designed by James Gibbs and built by Cholmley Turner in 1740. The Mausoleum was in memory of Marwood William Turner, Cholmley's son, who died while embarking on a the ‘Grand Tour’ of Europe at the age of 21. It's believed the cause of death was from typhus or cholera.

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Boundary Post
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Continue along Kirkleatham Lane and after a short distance carefully cross the road. Look for a small, old-fashioned black-and-white boundary post by the stone wall on your left.
Which 3 letters follow the word 'Guisborough' on the boundary post?
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The Old Brick Wall
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Continue to the end of Kirkleatham Lane. Turn left and walk the short distance to the corner of the large red brick wall.
What is the name of this new attraction? (3 words)
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Work on the walled garden began in 2018. The Grade II-listed garden boasts a maze, a restaurant, and training facilities.

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An Old Hospital
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Walk back along the outer brick wall of the Walled Garden (keeping it to your left) in the direction of the Kirkleatham Hall Museum. A few hundred metres after the wall ends look for an ornate old-fashioned building on your left.
Look for two short stone columns at the start of the driveway. The left column features a shield, and the right column identifies this building as being the "Sir William Turner's..." what? (one word)
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The almshouses (also known as a poorhouse or hospital) was founded in 1676 for "10 elderly men, 10 elderly women and up to 20 orphaned boys and girls.". The word ‘hospital’ is used in the old-fashioned sense, meaning a place offering hospitality.

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Kirkleatham Museum
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Walk back slightly along the path, then carefully cross the road and enter the grounds of the Kirkleatham Hall Museum (through a small metal gate). Walk to the newer building next to Kirkleatham Hall Museum.
Along the outer wall you will find several square metal markers, each containing four letters. Which letters can be found on the marker to the right if the entrance (starting in the top-left corner and continuing clockwise)
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Woodland Walkway
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Continue past the museum and head in the direction of the car park where you began your trail. Look for an entrance to the 'Woodland Walkway'.
A short distance into the walkway look for an orienteering marker on your right. Which two characters can be found on the marker?
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Kirkleatham Park
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Make your way to the play area nearby in Kirkleatham Park. Search for another orienteering marker on a picnic bench.
Which three characters can be found on the marker?
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Did you know that there's a circular maze at Kirkleatham Park too, just left of the car park?

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