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
Thought to derive from the Viking Stong-how meaning pole hill.
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
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
William Woodhall / head / M / 36 / Scarborough
Ann Woodhall / wife / M / 39 / Moorsholm
Adamson Woodhall / son / S /16 / Liverton
Ann G Woodhall / daug / 9 / Moorsholm
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
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
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
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
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
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
William F Stonehouse / head / M / 53 / Mickleby
Sarah P Stonehouse / wife / M / 45 / Danby
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
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
George Langstaff / head / M / 58 / Ryhope, Durham
George Langstaff / son / S / 23 / Stanghow
Sarah Langstaff / daug / S / 20 / 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
George Bonas / head / M / 43 / Egton
Mary Ann Bonas / wife / M / 36 / Hinderwell
Joseph Henderson / head / M / 27 / Glaisdale
Emily Henderson / wife / M / 28 / Felstead, Essex
George Henderson / son / 5 months / 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
William Yeoman Stonehouse / head / M / 61 / Mickleby
Sarah Pearson Stonehouse / wife / M / 55 / Danby Cragg
Violet Annie Stonehouse / grdaug / S / 12 / 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
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
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
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
Elizabeth Barker / head / Wid / 58 / Ripon
John I C Barker / son / 35 / Kirbymoorside
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
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.
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
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
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.