NZ5911 : Disused cistern, Ayton Bank

taken 8 months ago, 3 km from Newton Under Roseberry, Redcar And Cleveland, Great Britain

Disused cistern, Ayton Bank
Disused cistern, Ayton Bank
Iíve been running and exploring the local moors and woods since moving to Great Ayton in 1973. I thought I knew every nook and cranny but today I came across this brick structure on Ayton Bank. Quite chuffed, I feel Iíve made a major discovery. It looks like a water tank or cistern. There is a date scratched on the brickwork of 1952 but I think that is just graffiti. More likely the tank dates from the early years of the 20th-century when the water supply to the Friendsí School and Cleveland Lodge was expanded. The school and lodge had an independent supply from a dam on Dikes Beck but eventually, this silted up necessitating the expansion to collect springs below the moorís edge. Some modern polypropylene water pipe is nearby suggesting that the spring is still in use, probably for agricultural use, but judging by the large crack the brick cistern has long since been disused.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 May, 2019   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 28 May, 2019
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Water resources 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 5924 1176 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:29.8629N 1:5.2102W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 59246 11775
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