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9. Kildale village and church, plus walking to the Captain Cook Monument

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Kildale's earliest significant settlement dates from the coming of the 'Northmen' and the Norse name of 'Kildale' is found in several locations in Norway. Their graves were discovered in the graveyard in the 19th century. The Viking field-name 'Skrysker' survives to this day. The sheep, very much a local industry for at least  1000 years, figures on several stained glass windows in the church. There is also evidence of a Norman motte and bailey castle, though little remains of it can be seen today.

Location 07a: Kildale Station is a rather modest affair but the the footbridge crosses the tracks to Kildale Church.

Kildale Station - the railway was driven straight through the Norman motte!

 


 

St Cuthbert's Church, Kildale

It is noted in the Domesday Book of 1086 that a priest and church existed in Kildale. A charter to hold a market was granted in 1253 and the church has both Anglo-Saxon and Norman medieval origins.

 

What you see of St Cuthbert's Church today is the result of a major rebuild in 1868 by Fowler Jones of York and during this work artefacts of 'Danish' origin were found - bronze and iron objects - swords, daggers and a battleaxe.

 

 In the porch are four large sepulchral slabs with floriated crosses, two of which bear the arms of Percy and as well as these medieval gravestones and a Norman? font.

 

On the south wall are several carved heads built into the work of 1868, are they genuine medieval or 19th century Victorian imitations?

 

This stained glass window depicts the life of Kildale through the past centuries to the present day - details of this lovely painted stained glass window.

 

The east window above the altar ... a sheep in the higher panel

 

... with the first sheep/lamb in the stain glass windows.

 


 

The Glebe Cafe and the start of several walks to the north of Kildale

 

The Glebe Cafe is a licensed cafe serving beer & wine as well as coffee, tea and snacks etc. Its a good place to start various circular walk routes to Easby Moor and Captain Cook's Monument.

Not sure if the Glebe cafe still functions in2020?

The Glebe Cafe is on the road to the station but you take the road to the east that goes under the railway and over the stone bridge across the River Leven.


 

Clockwise walk from Kildale to Captain Cook's Monument

View south from Bankside Farm with St Cuthbert's Church, Kildale in the centre and the Cleveland Hills beyond.

 

Looking across Kildale to a rather moody view of the Cleveland Hills.

Looking across Kildale to a rather moody view of the Cleveland Hills.

 

 

If you take the lower path through Mill Bank Wood you come round to the lower west slopes of Easby Moor. If you look in the Great Ayton direction, below you is b bit of industrial archaeology - you can see the remains of where stone was quarried and cut and then transported down an incline (can still see traces of it) to the railway at Great Ayton.

 

Continuing clockwise you can take a path around the foot of Easby Moor and then climb up to the Captain Cooke Monument on the highest part of Easby Moor.

 

Looking north-west to the iconic shape of Roseberry Topping.

 

Looking down towards Great Ayton.

 

Looking towards the Cleveland Hills.

 

The Captain James Cook's Monument on Easby Moor. (see also Whitby page 14)

The inscription reads: "In memory of the celebrated circumnavigator Captain James Cook F.R.S. A man of nautical knowledge inferior to none, in zeal prudence and energy, superior to most. Regardless of danger he opened an intercourse with the Friendly Isles and other parts of the Southern Hemisphere. He was born at Marton Oct. 27th 1728 and massacred at Owythee Feb. 14th 1779 to the inexpressible grief of his countrymen. While the art of navigation shall be cultivated among men, whilst the spirit of enterprise, commerce and philanthropy shall animate the sons of Britain, while it shall be deemed the honour of a Christian Nation to spread civilisation and the blessings of the Christian faith among pagan and savage tribes, so long will the name of Captain Cook stand out amongst the most celebrated and most admired benefactors of the human race."

Capain Cook's monument on Easby Moor, Roseberry Topping in the distance

Captain Cook's monument on Easby Moor, and Roseberry Topping in the distance

 

Looking south-west to the Cleveland Hills from the Captain Cooke Monument

 

View of the Cleveland Hills from Easby Moor

View of the Cleveland Hills from Easby Moor

 

Evidence of rock quarrying on Easby Moor

Evidence of rock quarrying on Easby Moor

 

You can then walk almost due east to Pale End Plantation and back down to Bankside Farm and Kildale Village.

 

Looking across Bankside Farm to Kildale Church.

 

Looking west along the Esk Valley Line to Whitby.

 

On the south side of Kildale are the rock faces, popular with climbers, and forms the upper part of what the OS map calls 'The Park'.

 


 

You can also walk up to Captain Cook's monument via New Row and sweeping round to the west of Kildale Moor

 

The parkland to the north of Kildale Hall, seen from the road by Kildale Hall

 

The road upto New Row in the distant right beyond the level crossing of the Middlesbrough to Whitby Line. Beyond is the woodland plantations on the southern lower slopes of Kildale Moor, though the initial rise on the OS map on which the row of cottages stand is marked as Quarry Hill.

 

Rising up the southern slope of Kildale Moor you look across west to Coate Moor.

 

Looking west across to the line of the Cleveland Hills.

 

Looking west into Lonsdale with Oak Tree Farm in the centre of the picture.

 

Looking west across to the line of the Cleveland Hills from Kildale Moor.

 

Looking down into Lonsdale.

 

Climbing up to the top of Easby Moor - view of Roseberry Topping from Cockshaw Hill just south of the carpark.

 

Looking back down the track up Cockshaw Hill

 

Just north of the top of Easby Moor is a memorial plaque to three RAF crewmen who died in an air crash on Easby Moor in 1940 (World War II).

 

The Captain James Cook's Monument

 

View from above Baysdale towards Teesside and the Captain Cook Monument (the little spike centre-left).

View from above Baysdale towards Teesside and the Captain Cook Monument (the little spike centre-left).

The Captain Cook Monument

The Captain Cook Monument on Easby Moor above Great Ayton.

 

 

On the return you pass Kildale Hall.

 

Rain clouds gather over the Cleveland Hills

Rain clouds gather over the Cleveland Hills.

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