The Norman parish church of St. Peter on Seamer Road, Hilton dates from the 12th Century, with later alterations. It is Grade 1 Listed. c1986.
These photographs were taken September 1989 of the Methodist Central Hall on Billingham Green. The church is now demolished and we believe a nursing home is now on the site. The hall at the back of the church was used as a Sunday School and for community functions.
I was out walking with the Stockton Walking Group when we came across the old historic church of St Thomas a Becket in Grindon c2016.
Photographs and details courtesy of Derek Brittain.
A view of St. Mary the Virgin Church and graveyard in Norton.
A view of the funeral procession for Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart (1852 – 1915), 6th Marquess of Londonderry, Earl Vane outside Wynyard Hall. The pallbearers are followed by Lady Theresa Susey Helen, Marchioness of Londonderry and Charles Steward Henry.
The hall was built in 1822 and rebuilt in 1841 after a fire and incorporated the late 18th century mansion built by the Tempest Family. The new building was based on Benjamin Dean Wyatt’s unexecuted proposal for a Waterloo Palace at Stratfield Saye for the Duke of Wellington. The plans were eventually executed by his brother Philip Wyatt.
The headstone of Thomas Brown – the Soldier with the silver nose. The Valiant Dragoon and Hero of Dettingen, Thomas Brown, was born in Kirkleatham in 1705.
The headstone can still be seen in the churchyard of St Mary Magdalene’s church today.
For more information about Thomas Brown visit Heritage Stockton
Clergymen from the Parish of Stockton and Norton. Taken Easter 1897.
A view of St Pauls Church on Bishopton Road c1960s.
St Marys Church, Norton taken from the ring road, January 2011.
Photograph and details courtesy of John Loraine.
A view of St. John’s Church which stood on Alma Street in Stockton. The church was demolished c1980.
A view of the Vicarage on Norton Green c1950.
I had a walk down Sun Street and was very disappointed with myself for not taking this walk ten years ago or possibly even less when the old pottery factory still stood and the chapel would have been in a much better condition that it is now.
The name Stafford Place still survives on a sign on the back wall of the chapel as does ‘Gearboxes’ on the roof which until the new houses went up alongside the pub was easily seen from Thornaby Road. Mention of which I noticed a ‘Stafford Terrace’ nameplate on the last house in Thornaby Road and it would appear that the terrace is now part of Thornaby Road and seems to have disappeared as an address in it’s own right . Without doubt, a sign of the times! Taken Sunday 5 July 2015.
Photograph and details courtesy of David Thompson.
A view of the Rise Walk at the Friarage, Yarm showing rows of trellis across the pathway c1890.
Headstone of Robert James Worth another great Stockton inventor in the churchyard at Norton Parish Church.
Photograph and details courtesy of Alan Boardman.
An area of St. Mary’s graveyard, Norton, showing the headstone of John Walker, chemist and druggist (1781-1859). This original gravestone eventually crumbled and was replaced by Teesside Borough Council in 1974.
A view of The Parish Church and War Memorial on the High Street, Stockton c1974.