Situated at the corner of Northgate and Church Lane.
Built 1838/9 to accommodate 130 individuals.
|The national census of this year
recorded the population of Skelton [including Lingdale, Boosbeck and N
Skelton.] at 6382.
There were 3596 males and 3133 females.
The number of inhabited houses was 1275 with 435 uninhabited and presumably in process of being built.
Guisborough Workhouse had 6 registrations from Skelton:-
Robert Hutton, gamekeeper, age 74.
The national population was estimated at 29 million.
2nd February - EVOLUTION.
At a meeting of the Skelton Literary Society Dr Burnett of Saltburn treated the members to an excellent paper on the "Evolution Theory". Dr Dunn was elected a library trustee of the Skelton Free Library.
Parish Magazine -
9th to 13th March an easterly blizzard brought snow to virtually all England.
17th April - COUGHING LED TO COFFIN.
18th May - SADDLE FOR FOOTBALL.
a handsome saddle from the members of the Gordon
Highlanders Football Club for that Gentleman's kindness in allowing the above club the use of a field gratuitously during the
The presentation was made by Mr Pattinson, the worthy host of the Wharton Arms Hotel. A very jovial evening was spent.
1st June - SKELTON CROSS GREEN SHUT OFF - MARKET PLACE HISTORY.
Richardson Blacksmith family.
It is hoped that ere long the matter will be brought to an amicable settlement.
June - We understand that at last the plan for a passenger station at Skelton is ready, but there will still be some delay before
it is carried out , as no provision has been made for merchandise or cattle or coal.
Two young men, brothers, named Robert Jackson [married] and Sandy Jackson [single] of New and North Skelton respectively, were yesterday injured by a shot in Long Acre Mines, Skelton. Robert the most seriously injured was removed to the Skelton Green Miners' Hospital.
Whit Sunday - The Skelton Volunteer Corps had their Church Parade. Assembling at the Drill Hall, they marched under the command
of Captain Hamilton to the Parish Church, their band headed by Sergt-Instrutcor Treen leading the way.
It was said some time ago that our Local Board had determined to put down some asphalt footpaths after the fashion
of the Scarboro ones.
The path in front of the Cemetery might also be widened sufficiently to admit of two persons walking abreast upon it.
If this suggestion be carried out and found to be a success, the path might afterwards be continued, when the parish admitted of the expense,to North Skelton.
It is rather hard upon its twelve hundred inhabitants and four hundred at New Skelton, when they visit our metropolis, to have to walk in the middle of the raod and take their chance of being run over, to say nothing of our convenience at Old Skelton when we desire to visit the Cemetery, the Schools, New Skelton or North Skelton.
8th July - EYES BLACKED.
15th August - FREE EDUCATION.
19th August - TURNIP DAMAGE.
September - Parish Magazine.:-
16 September - "On Wednesday morning the old village
was astir to see the wedding of Miss Hannah Petch, second daughter of Mr Thomas Petch of The Barns, to Mr H J Nightingale of Loftus.
21st October - PINCHED WEDDING RING.
|Martha Lee of Skelton. The prisoner, an Eston girl, married a Wisbech man, who had come to this district to seek work, but the
pair had gone into Cambridgeshire again, prisoner taking with her the ring.
She was on visiting terms with Mrs Lee. The magistrates took a lenient view and ordered the girl wife and mother to come up for judgment when called upon. The decision was greeted with some applause.
November - "Mother's meetings, conducted by Mrs William Wharton of Skelton Castle resumed in the Local Board Room [location not known] at 3.30 pm."4th November - Parish Magazine:-
"The annual missionary meeting held in the Drill Hall, when a lecture, illustrated by diagrams, entitled "The Gods of India and the Drowning Child" was given by Rev A H Bowman, late missionary in India."
"The holders of missionary boxes are requested to send them in to Mr Thompson of 91 High Street for the half yearly emptying."
"Work is proceeding for the bazaar to be held at Christmastide for the fund for completing our Parish Church Organ.
We would remind our readers that sewing meetings will be held fortnightly on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 in the Infant
Schoolroom to which any worker with skilled and willing fingers will be welcomed."
Our hopes were raised a few days ago by the sight of loads of white bricks laid by the side of the road between the end of
Skelton High Street and the Cemetery. But they were rather dashed when we found that the Local Board only contemplated channelling,
without providing the footpath so urgently needed along the side of that narrow roadway,
7th November - LOCAL BOARD.
7th November - GAMEKEEPER KILLED.
18th November - WORKHOUSE ALTERED.
Mr S H Merryweather was appointed the Medical
Officer of the District of Skelton at a salary of £40 per year and also public vaccinator.
Plans were approved of the proposed alterations at the Workhouse.
18th November - MENAGERIE BLOCKS ROAD.
December - We regret to announce that Dr Dunn is shortly leaving Skelton.