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Linthorpe Nature Reserve

Middlesbrough, TS1 4DB

Few are aware that Linthorpe Cemetery has been designated as a nature reserve. Explore this beautiful area and discover the towns history.

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3 kms

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Start at the West Gate. It's easy to park on Nursery Lane just off Burlam Road.
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West Gate
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Look for the information board just inside the west entrance gate.

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To which year can burials be traced back on this site?
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54.560261
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You may want to look for point 3 on the map...

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Old Mortuary
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Head left, then turn right and look for an information board near the old mortuary.
In which year was the mortuary chapel building restored as an information centre?
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54.560602
-1.257454

Check out the exhibitions that are hosted here when you have chance.

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Butterfly Tree
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Continue heading leftwards, keeping to the edge of the nature reserve and search for a tall, carved Butterfly Tree.
What type of land is being created around the tree to encourage more species of butterfly?
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54.562022
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Can you see any butterflies around today?

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Central Space
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With your back to the information board head in a forwards-left direction to the large central area in the nature reserve. There are several large metal sculptures in the open area.
Once upon a time there were two chapels here that shared one spire. In which year was the last chapel demolished?
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54.561000
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Today, there are flagstones that are laid out to mark the original floor plan of the chapel buildings.

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Owls
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Look around the central space for an information board about owls.
There are 5 types of owl detailed on the board; Little Owl, Barn Owl, Long-Eared Owl, Short-Eared Owl, and...?
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54.560646
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Owl sightings are rare but if you're lucky you may see one.

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Angel Grave
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With your back to the owl information board head left and walk to the northern edge of the cemetery, passing the Butterfly Tree on your left. Look for a tall gravestone with an angel on the top.
What is the family name (surname) on this grave?
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54.562578
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Grave markers such as angels and obelisks are often symbolic and have additional meaning.

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Health & Heritage Trail
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Continue along the path and turn right when it junctions, heading towards the eastern side of the cemetery. Look for an information board detailing the Health & Heritage Trail.
What is the name of the person remembered by the memorial marked at point N (first and last name)?
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54.563684
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Be sure to head back sometime to do the health and heritage trail.

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X Marks the Spot
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Find marker X on the Health & Heritage Trail and walk towards that spot. Nearby you can find an information board about Bats.
How many known species of bats have been identified in this cemetery?
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54.562991
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It takes a brave person to walk around here at night and look for bats...

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Quaker Burial Ground
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Search nearby for an information board about the Ayresome Quaker Burial Ground.
In which year were bodies from the Wilson St Quaker Burial Ground estimated to be re-interred here?
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54.563016
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Did you know that traditionally Quaker headstones are a plain, uniform design to avoid distinguishing between rich and poor?

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Moses Carpenter
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Turn the corner and follow along the path keeping the outside fence on your left-hand side. There are several smaller paths that turn right, a little way down one is an information board about Moses Carpenter.
What was the name of the local girl who wrote the poem inscribed on Moses' gravestone (3 words)?
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54.562448
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Moses Carpenters funeral was one of the largest ever attended at the cemetery.

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War Memorial
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Head back towards the central space and find a tall stone remembrance memorial "to the honoured memory of those sailors and soldiers who gave their lives for this country".
In which war did these sailors and soldiers serve their country (3 words)?
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54.561291
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Their name liveth for evermore.

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Woodland Burial
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Head towards the south gate along the path that The Great War memorial faces. Look for the entrance to the Woodland Burial area and follow the path inside.
Inside is a large circle partly surrounded by benches. The message on Mel's Bench has only 2 words, what are these words?
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54.560198
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Burial in a woodland grave is one way of helping to create new woodland.

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South Gate
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Continue through the Woodland Burial (through the gap by the boundary) until you return to the main path near another south-facing entrance gate.
In which year was Linthorpe Cemetery designated as a nature reserve?
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William Fallows
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Continue along the path keeping the road to your left. Look for the gravestone for William Fallows, the Father of Middlesbrough
In which year did he became the first recipient of the Freedom of Middlesbrough?
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William Fallows was made an Honorary Freeman, a mark of distinction upon the person the council wishes to honour.

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Return to West Gate
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Head back along the path and return to the west gate where you first started.
What is the name of the prayer house marked at point 2?
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