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Yarm-on-Tees

Yarm, TS15 9AH

Explore the picturesque and historic town of Yarm, first mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086, in this interactive digital treasure trail.

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Begin your trail at the distinctice Town Hall on the high street.
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Town Hall
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Begin your trail at the town hall towards the centre of the high street. Search the side by the ware memorial for a blue rectangular plaque.

Walk closer to this point to reveal a question.

In which year was the Yarm Town Hall built?
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The Town Hall was built in 1710 and was Dutch in style. In 1888 the arches were bricked up to house the town weighing machine. Photo credit: Jon ford (date unknown)

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Methodist Church
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Face the blue plaque and walk to the right of the town hall, along the high street. After a short distance turn right into an alleyway through a red brick building (Chapel Yard) and head towards Yarm Methodist church.
Look for an old-fashioned building wiith numerous engraved foundation stones. What was the original purpose of this building that was constructed in 1892 (three words)?
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Yarm Methodist church was built in 1763 is commonly believed to be the favourite church of John Wesley , the founding father of Methodism. When asked about the octagonal design he is said to have replied "there are no corners for the devil to hide in".

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River Leven
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Turn left at the end of Chapel Yard and walk along a brick road parallel with the River Tees. After a few hundred yards head down a few steps on your right onto a small landing with a view of the river.
Search the benches an the landing for a memorial plaque to Marie Ann Bainbridge. What is the 5-word latin phrase at the bottom of the plaque?
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Translated from Latin "dilecta mea in pace requiesce" translates to "rest in peace my love". There have been numerous bridges over the River Tees at Yarm, including a drawbridge during the Civil War.

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Yarm Viaduct
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Exit the landing and continue along the River Tees. The brick road becomes a pathway and followsthe river to reveal a spectacular view of Yarm bridge and the railway viaduct.
High on the viaduct is a large sanstone sign. What is the name of the Superintendent credited for his work on the viaduct two words)?
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The viaduct was the last work completed by Grainger who died two months after the opening in May 1892 in a railway accident. Photo credit: The Northern Echo (date unknown).

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The Arches
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Continue along the footpath underneath the viaduct. After around 50 metres turn left (by a curved brick wall) and walk through a small track until you reach the street beyond. Turn left and walk to the viaducts arches.
Look under the arch for an old, small white plaque containing two numbers. What are the numbers?
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Yarm viaduct consists of 43 arches; 41 of them are 40 feet (12m) span and are constructed of 7.5 million red bricks.

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Home of a Hero
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Walk through the arch and continue to the junction with the high street. Carefully cross the high street, turn right, and search nearby for a blue plaque on an old brick terrace house.
What was the name of the hero of the Battle of Dettingen, 1943, was the landlord of an inn here (two words)?
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Tom Brown heroically fought against the French at the Battle of Dettingen. Despite losing two horses and two fingers in combat he returned to Yarm and ran the Tom Brown Inn here until his premature death 3 years later.

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The Ketton Ox
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Continue along the High Street a short distance until you reach The Ketton Ox on your left. Look near the main entrance for another rectangular blue plaque.
What shape are the windows, now bricked up, that used to be part of the 'Cock Pit Rooms'? (one word)
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The Ketton Ox is the oldest pub in Yarm dating back to the 17th century. Cockfighting was a common 'entertainment' across England until it was banned in 1835. Photo credit: Yarm-On-Tees Facebook (c1944)

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St Mary Magdalene
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Cross the High Street at the traffic lights nearby. Turn right, then left and enter Low Church Wynd (opposite Tom Brown's pub). Turn left, walking parallel with the viaduct, along the stone wall of the church St Mary Magdalene. Look for a blue plaque by the entrance gate at the far end.
The 'Free Grammar School of Thomas Conyers' was built here in which year, prior to being destroyed in 1885?
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In the 1950's a workman found a Viking-age helmet nearby on Chapel Yard. Known as the Yarm Helmet It's the first relatively complete Anglo-Scandinavian helmet found in Britain, and only the second relatively complete/intact Viking helmet discovered in north-west Europe. Photo credit: BBC

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Hope House
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Continue along West Street and search the last house on the left for a blue plaque on a sandstone wall.
Hope House, probably the oldest dwelling in Yarm, dates back to which period? (one word)
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Hope House dates from the late 16th to early 17th century. It was originally larger but part of the structure was destroyed to make way for the viaduct. Photo credit: The Northern Echo (October 1962)

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Hauxwell's & Millwrights
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Continue walking along the viaduct. Follow the path under the arch and look for a blue plaque on a large brick building.
Hauxwell & Millwright were both of which occupation? (one word)
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Snaith's Field
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Walk past the former engineering warehouse and look for a small park nearby. The park is known as Snaith's Field and has also been dedicated as a World War I Centenary Field.
In which year was Snaith's field given to the town of Yarm, prior to being improved for Heritage Year 1975?
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This field was gifted to the 'children of Yarm' by the Clapham Family in 1920 as an open space for children to play safely in perpetuity.

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Old Police Station
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Continue a short distance along West Street / Bentley Wynd and locate the old police station.
Which date was the main building constructed? Search high for a sandstone marker.
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The initials the date stone, NYR, represent North Riding Yorkshire. This former police station is now a private residence.

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Merchant's House
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Walk to the end of Bentley Wynd and turn left onto the High Street. A few doors down look for another blue plaque about an 18th century merchant's house.
What is at the rear of the house? (one word)
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The Town Hall, Again
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Return to the Town Hall in the middle of the High Street, where you began this trail.
The stone memorial plaque featuring the outline of a shield commemorates those who served in which war between 1899 and 1902? (three words)
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Photo credit: The Northern Echo (May 1975)

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The Black Bull
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Locate the Black Bull pub close-by and find the oval brass plaque by the entrance.
In which year did Bob Tillston surprise other customers by secretly climbing up the inside of the pub's chimney?
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1710 wesleyan sunday school dilecta mea in pace requiesce joseph dixon 34 tom brown oval 1590 elizabethan engineers 1920 1897 warehouse south african war 1990

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