A little information about Stanghow

Taken from 'Skelton and its history'. 
Written by Tom Curnow 

A Chapel was built here in 1910 and is now a community hall. The end building in Low Stanghow was used as a girl guide hall in the twenties and thirties, but it was actually built as a chapel in the 19th century and was known as the 'Gospel Hall'. 
I am informed by Mr Peter Dorman that a Chapel existed before this one, it was according to the records of Stanghow Hall, situated in the Quarry at Low Stanghow, and was raised on a platform. 
He also told me that before the blacksmiths shop at the junction of High Stanghow and Low Stanghow there was another one near Stanghow Hall. As you go through the gate near the hall to travel to Moorsholm there is a large spreading chestnut tree, it was beneath this tree that the village Smithy stood. 
Stanghow Hall was built by Mr Isaac Scarth in 1776 and a mantle piece in the Hall bears that date. Mr Isaac Scarth was the great Grandfather of Mr Peter Dorman, and Peter has records of the time the hall was built. 
Two wagon loads of timber from ships in Whitby docks were bought for construction. Liddle brothers of Moorsholm took two carts and 6 horses to haul the timber, 2 horses to a cart with two spare for relief. Several kegs of rum were bought for the cellar at Stanghow Hall at 9 shillings a keg. 
 

Place Names & their meanings

Stanghow 

Thought to derive from the Viking Stong-how meaning pole hill. 

1891 census

 

1 Stanghow 
Henry Wilson / head / M / 39 / Potto 
Christina Wilson / wife / M / 40 / Westerdale 
Thomas Wilson / son / 13 / Grinkle 
Harry Wilson / son / 9 months / Stanghow 
Mary Porritt / boarder / Wid / 82 / Moorsholm 

2 Stanghow 
John Pennock / head / M / 66 / Whitby 
Sarah Pennock / wife / M / 50 / Egton 
Eliza A Pennock / daug / S / 27 / Mickleby 
William G Pennock / son / S / 21 / Mickleby 
Thomas W Pennock / gdson / 3 / Whitby 

3 Stanghow 
William Woodhall / head / M / 36 / Scarborough 
Ann Woodhall / wife / M / 39 / Moorsholm 
Adamson Woodhall / son / S /16 / Liverton 
Ann G Woodhall / daug / 9 / Moorsholm 

4 Stanghow 
George H Brown / head / M / 26 / Skelton 
Ann E Brown / wife / M / 25 / Moorsholm 
John Brown / son / 6 months / Stanghow 
George Dobson / father in law / Wid / 75 / Moorsholm 
George W Johnson / brother in law / S / 23 / Moorsholm 

5 Stanghow 
John William Temple / head / M / 24 / Cayton, Scarborough 
Ann P Temple / wife / 22 / Westerdale 
Violet Temple / daug / 2 / Stanghow 
William F Temple / son / 1 / Lingdale 
Sarah C Temple / daug / 3 months / Stanghow 

6 Stanghow 
John Atkinson / head / M / 43 / Consett, Durham 
Margaret Atkinson / wife / M / 42 / Guisbro 
May Atkinson / daug / S / 22 / Guisbro 
William Atkinson / son / S / 16 / Guisbro 
Ernest Atkinson / son / 13 / Guisbro 
Margaret Atkinson / daug / 11 / Guisbro 

7 Stanghow 
William Sanderson / head / M / 44 / Upleatham 
Charlotte Sanderson / wife / M / 36 / Pedley, Huntingdonshire 
Sarah H Sanderson / daug / 12 / Guisbro 
Richard H Sanderson / son / 11 / Guisbro 
Phillip Sanderson / son / 9 / Guisbro 
Arthur Sanderson / son / 7 / Guisbro 
Albert E Sanderson / son / 6 / Stanghow 
John J Sanderson / son / 4 / Stanghow 
Thomas F Sanderson / son / 2 / Stanghow 
George Sanderson / son / 6 months / Stanghow 

8 Stanghow 
George Longstaff / head / M / 48 / Ryhope, Durham 
Sarah J Longstaff / wife / M / 46 / Moorsholm 
Hannah Longstaff / daug / S / 19 / Stanghow 
Jane Longstaff / daug / S / 16 / Stanghow 
George Longstaff / son / 13 / Stanghow 
Sarah Longstaff / daug / 10 / Stanghow 
Margaret Judson / Daug / M / 25 / Stanghow 
Ethel Judson / grdaug / 4 / Skelton 
Amy Judson / grdaug / 2 / Skelton 
Bertha M Judson / grdaug / 6 months / Skelton 

9 Stanghow 
George Thoroughgood / head / M / 39 / White Natley, Essex 
Mary A Thoroughgood / wife / M / 40 / Baintree, Essex 
Clara L Thoroughgood / daug / 14 / Linthorpe 
George Thoroughgood / son / 12 / Stockton 
Kate M Thoroughgood / daug / 7 / Stanghow 
John B Thoroughgood / son / 5 / Stanghow 
William E Thoroughgood / son / 3 / Stanghow 

10 Stanghow 
William F Stonehouse / head / M / 53 / Mickleby 
Sarah P Stonehouse / wife / M / 45 / Danby 
 

1901 census

 

1 Lingdale Road Villa 
Thomas Lowes / head / M / 51 / Haltwhistle, Northumberland 
Alice Hannah Lowes / M / wife / 49 / Sowerby 
Fredrick John Lowes / son / S / 23 / Boosbeck 
James Oxley Lowes / son / S / 21 / Skelton 

2 Lingdale Road Villa 
Francis Rbt Hardwick / head / M / 42 / Upleatham 
Hannah Frances Hardwick / wife / M / 35 / Ugthorpe 
Mona Frances Hardwick / daug / S / 6 / Stanghow 
Dorothy Kathleen Hardwick / daug / S / 5 / Stanghow 
Francis Andrew Hardwick / son / 11 months / Stanghow 
Annis Andrew / sister in law / S / 39 / Brotton 
Beatrice Harrington / servant / S / 14 / Sunderland 

Seaton Hill House, Stanghow 
Miriam Peacock / Wife / M / 34 / Scarbro 
Miriam W Peacock / daug / S / 10 / Guisbro 
Archibald J Peacock / son / S / 8 / South Shields 
Eric W Peacock / son / 6 / South Shields 
Robert M Peacock / son / 3 / Lingdale 
Kate E Peacock / daug / 1 / Stanghow 
Susanna Wilson / mother / 67 / Moorsholm 

1 Stanghow 
John Langstaff / head / M / 40 / Crook, Durham 
Elizabeth Langstaff / wife / M / 38 / Moorsholm 
Elizabeth Langstaff / daug / S / 13 / Moorsholm 
Isaac Wm Langstaff / son / 12 / Moorsholm 
Harry Angus Langstaff / son / 10 / Moorsholm 
Thos Jackson Langstaff / son / 8 / Moorsholm 
Mary Langstaff / daug / 6 / Stanghow 
Frank Ernest Langstaff / son / 1 / Stanghow 

2 Stanghow 
George Langstaff / head / M / 58 / Ryhope, Durham 
George Langstaff / son / S / 23 / Stanghow 
Sarah Langstaff / daug / S / 20 / Stanghow 

3 Stanghow 
William Sanderson / head / M / 55 / Upleatham 
Charlotte Sanderson / wife / M / 48 / Peadley, Huntingdonshire 
David W Sanderson / son / S / 23 / Guisbro 
Richard H Sanderson / son / S / 21 / Guisbro 
Phillip Sanderson / son / S / 19 / Guisbro 
Arthur Sanderson / son / S / 17 / Guisbro 
Albert E Sanderson / son / S / 16 / Margrove Park 
John J Sanderson / son / 14 / Stanghow 
Thomas F Sanderson / son / 12 / Stanghow 
George Sanderson / son / 10 / Stanghow 
Charlotte M Sanderson / daug / 8 / Stanghow 
Charlie Sanderson / son / 3 / Stanghow 

4 Stanghow 
William Vaughan / head / M / 34 / Awre, Gloucester 
Mary Jane Vaughan / wife / M / 36 / Awre, Gloucester 
Ernest Turner / stepson / S / 19 / Awre, Gloucester 
George Turner / stepson / S / 16 / Awre, Gloucester 
Francis Turner / stepson / 11 / Awre, Gloucester 
Mary Jane Hopkins / Mother in law / Wid / 76 / Westbury, Gloucester 

5 Stanghow 
James Chapman / head / M / 37 / Great Ayton / 
Charlotte Ann Chapman / wife / M / 26 / Yorkshire 
Thomas Chapman / son / 9 / Moorsholm 
William Chapman / son / 7 / Moorsholm 
Harry Chapman / son / 6 / Moorsholm 

6 Stanghow 
Thomas Hill / head / M / 47 / Scarbro 
Ellen Ann Hill / wife / M / 45 / Castleton 
Robert Mead Hill / son / S / 20 / Whitby 
Ellen Mead Hill / daug / S / 17 / Castleton 
Hannah Elizabeth Hill / daug / 9 / Skelton 
William Hill / son / 5 / Skelton 

7 Stanghow 
George Neal / head / M / 36 / Weeting, Norfolk 
Elizabeth Ann Neal / wife / M / 37 / Mickleby 
Florrie Pennock / daug / S / 12 / Stanghow 
John Robert Neal / son / 6 / Stanghow 
Hilda Neal / daug / 5 / Stanghow 
Irene Rhoda Neal / daug / 3 / Stanghow 
Mable Neal / daug / 1 / Stanghow 

8 Stanghow 
Isaac Frankland / head / M / 55 / Farndale 
Maria Frankland / wife / M / 50 / Stamford Newstead, Lincs 
Rose Jennie Frankland / daug / S / 14 / Lingdale 
Elizabeth Frankland / daug / 12 / Rosedale 
Laura Pierson / nurse child / 5 / Hartoft 
Arnold Douthwaite / boarder / S / 50 / Langton 
Martin Frankland / boarder / M / 41 / Farndale 

9 Stanghow 
John Thompson / head / M / 34 / Farndale 
Martha Ellen Thompson / wife / M / 29 / Mickleby 
Robert Ford Thompson / son / 3 / Lingdale 
John George Thompson / son / 1 / Lingdale 

Stanghow 
George Bonas / head / M / 43 / Egton 
Mary Ann Bonas / wife / M / 36 / Hinderwell 

Stanghow 
Joseph Henderson / head / M / 27 / Glaisdale 
Emily Henderson / wife / M / 28 / Felstead, Essex 
George Henderson / son / 5 months / Stanghow 

Stanghow 
George Thoroughgood / head / M / 49 / White Natley, Essex 
Mary Ann Thoroughgood / wife / M / 50 / Baintree, Essex 
Claire Louise Thoroughgood / daug / S / 24 / Linthorpe 
Kate Mary Thoroughgood / daug / S / 17 / Stanghow 
John Beckwith Thoroughgood / son / 15 / Stanghow 
William Ernest Thoroughgood / son / 13 / Stanghow 

Stanghow 
William Yeoman Stonehouse / head / M / 61 / Mickleby 
Sarah Pearson Stonehouse / wife / M / 55 / Danby Cragg 
Violet Annie Stonehouse / grdaug / S / 12 / Stanghow 

Stanghow 
John Langstaff / head / M / NK 45? / Hutton Henry, Durham 
Mary Langstaff / daug / S / NK 20? / Grahamsley, Durham 
Elizabeth Langstaff / daug / NK 18? / Grahamsley, Durham 
Mark Cooper / servant / S / NK 40? / Kirbymoorside 

Stanghow 
Isaac Scarth / head / M / 72 / Stanghow 
Mary Scarth / wife / M / 69 / Manchester 
Sarah Katherine Mary Scarth / daug / S / 44 / Skelton 
Edwin Scarth / gdson / S / 14 / Guisbro 
Dorothy Fawcett / servant / S / 22 / Stanghow 
Sarah Fawcett / servant / S / 16 / Stanghow 
Emily Lowe / servant / S / 16 / Stanghow 

Stanghow 
Henry Thos Allison / head / M / 45 / Stanghow 
Christina Allison / wife / M / 45 / Skelton 
Ralph H Allison / son / S / 24 / Skelton 
Hannah E Allison / daug / S / 22 / Skelton 
Charlotte A Allison / daug / S / 19 / Skelton 
John I Allison / son / S / 17 / Skelton 
Henry J Allison / son / S / 15 / Skelton 
Robert N Allison / son / 13 / Skelton 
Meggie Allison / daug / 8 / Stanghow 
George Allison / daug / 5 / Stanghow 
Harry Pegg / servant / S / 20 / Skelton 
John Kitching / servant / S / 17 / Middlesbro 
Charles Marshall / servant / S / 27 / Stanghow 

Plum Tree Farm 
Jonathan Marsay / head / M / 40 / Egton 
Annie Marsay / wife / M / 32 / Danby 
Lucy Jane Marsay / daug / S / 12 / Rosedale 

Kate Ridden Farm 
James H M Scarth / head / M / 38 / Stanghow 
Mary L Scarth / wife / M / 43 / West Hartlepool, Durham 
Sylvia Scarth / daug / S / 12 / Lingdale 
Irene Scarth / daug / 9 / Middlesbro 
Med Scarth / son / 6 / Stanghow 
Henrietta Scarth / daug / 8 / Middlesbro 
Doris M Scarth / daug / 2 / Stanghow 
Emma Worland / servant / S / 14 / Lingdale 

Lockwood Beck 
Sarah A Briggs / head / wid / 62 / Ingleby Greenhow 
Walter Briggs / son / S / 31 / Newton Mulgrave 
Francis M Briggs / daug / S / 29 / Newton Mulgrave 
Emma S Briggs / S / 20 / Newton Mulgrave 

Lockwood Beck 
Elizabeth Barker / head / Wid / 58 / Ripon 
John I C Barker / son / 35 / Kirbymoorside 

Lockwood Beck 
Charles Marshall / head / M / 54 / Lincolnshire 
Hannah Marshall / wife / M / 44 / Thimlby 
Christiana Marshall / daug / S / 20 / Lockwood Beck 
Thomas A Marshall / son / S / 16 / Stanghow 
Henry Marshall / son / S / 14 / Stanghow 
Robert Marshall / son / S / 12 / Stanghow 
John W Marshall / son / 6 / Stanghow 

A Rural Scene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One could be forgiven for believing that this was a truly rural scene...until you spot the familiar winding gear of the colliery. This is how Stanghow Road at Lingdale appeared, with Lingdale pit - known locally as Peases' Pit- The pit head and chimney were felled in 1940. 

taken from 'Remember When' March 2003. 

 

Stanghow 1913

 

Taken from Kelly's North & East Riding of Yorkshire Directory 1913 

STANGHOW is a township, 2 1/2 miles south east of Skelton. William Henry Anthony Wharton esq. D.L., J.P. who is Lord of the manor, and Isaac Scarth esq. M.B. are principal landowners. Here is a Primitive Methodist Chapel. The area is 3.10 acres of land and 34 of water; rateable value, £13,747; the population in 1911 was 1,480. Letters through Boosbeck. Lingdale is the nearest money order & telegraph office, about a mile distant Wall letter box cleared at 4.30 & 8.5p.m. weekdays only. 

[information available at Skelton Library) 

 


 

Stanghow & Lingdale

 

Stanghow is over 600ft up across the valley of the Hagg Beck from Moorsholm. Its Scandinavian name probably signifies a boundary mark. 
Near by is the ironstone mining township of Lingdale, a lively place with shops, a well established Institute built 1912 for indoor recreation and meetings and also a workingmens club. 
There is a Church of England Mission church and places of worship for congregationalists, methodists and the Salvation Army. 

(information available at Skelton Library) 

 

Bulmers Directory 1890 - Stanghow Township

 

Letter box at Charltons - cleared at 5.45 and at Margrove Park 5.35. 

Armstrong, William Henry - Under Manager at South Skelton Mine. 

Bainbridge, John, Farmer, Ayesdale Gate Farm. 

Barr, Miss Annie, Provision Dealer, Charltons Cottages. 

Baraclough, Miss Martha, School Mistress, Margrove Park. 

Brown, Ed Charlton, Clerk, Charlton Cottages. 

Dale, William, Farmer, Margrove Park. 

Farndale, Martin, Farmer, Tidkinhowe Farm. 

Farrow, Mrs Elizabeth, Dressmaker, Charltons Cottages. 

House, John, Manager South Skelton Mine. 

Langstaff, John, Farmer, Stanghow. 

Lynas, Ralph, Farmer, Cumbank. 

Marley, Thomas, Butcher, Charltons Cottages. 

Powell, William, Manager, Carrs Tillery, Slapewath. 

Scarth, Mrs Elizabeth, Cowhouse, Stanghow. 

Scarth, Mr Isaac, The Hall. 

Storey, Henry, vict. Fox and Hounds - Slapewath. 

Tarbit, George, Mechanical Engineer, South Skelton Mine. 
83 High Street. 

Tate, John, Mining Engineer, Spa Mine, Fancy Cottage. 

Thompson, James, Overman, Margrove Park. 

John, Farmer, Hollin Hill. 
 

Geographical and Historical information from the year 1890.

 

STANGHOW is a wild moorland township, comprising 3,235 acres, the property of J. T. Wharton, Esq., Mr. Isaac Scarth, and others. Ironstone forms its chief wealth, and is wrought at Slapewath, where 200 hands are employed; 

continued at Genuki using link below 
 

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Burglary at Stanghow

 

Burglary with violence near Guisborough - At York Assizes on Wednesday last, before Sir Baron ????, Thomas Thompson was charged with burglary in the dwelling house of Mr George Storey and stealing therein several bottles of spirits and other articles, at Stanghow, in the North Riding, on the 11th of March 1859. The prosecutor is a Publican and farmer of Stanghow. On the 10th of March he retired to rest about ten o'clock, his two daughters and son also retiring at the same time; the former to bed in the same room as their father and the latter to a bed in another room on the same floor. Between one and two o'clock the following morning, the prosecutor and his daughters were awoke and found three men in the room with a light. With considerable presence of mind, the older sister jumped out of bed and seized a gun and gave it to her father, imploring him to use it. He, however, being old and feeble was so frightened that he could do nothing. The daughter commenced an attack upon the burglars, laying the butt end of the gun about them. She was seized and struck violently eleven times by one of the burglars, whilst the other two so struck and abused the prosecutor and his son that they were rendered insensible and lay weltering in their own blood. The youngest daughter made her escape and ran for assistance, and her sister seeing the state of her father and brother gave up a purse to the burglars, with which and a number of other articles they made off, one of them exclaiming, as they passed under the bedroom window, "The lass fought well". The father had been thrown downstairs and for sometime they had been in considerable danger from the injuries they received. Two of the burglars were apprehended shortly after, and were convicted of the offence, but the prisoner only recently been apprehended. Guilty. Sentence of death was recorded. 

Middlesbrough Weekly News and Cleveland Advertiser 
23 March 1861 

The Black Smiths Shop

 

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The Black Smiths shop is now a new house at the cross roads of Little Moorsholm, Stanghow, and Seaton Road. The photo was taken 15th February 1963 during the bad winter that year, in the foreground is the Stanghow Chapel which is still there. 

Photograph and information kindly contributed by Stuart McMillan.