New nature reserve opened in Guisborough

&15,000 lottery boost for Guisborough wildlife project!

An ambitious wildlife scheme at a former Teesside pitch and putt course has received a major &15,900 boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Click here for more information.

Heritage and History

For most of its history Guisborough was part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, from 1974 to 1996 part of the county of Cleveland and at present one of the major towns of the borough of Redcar and Cleveland.

The town is listed in the Domesday Book and the ruined Gisborough Priory dates back to the 12th century.

Historic Sites Include:

  • Saint Nicholas' Anglican Church, home to the de Brus cenotaph and built mainly from stone taken from the Priory.
  • Gisborough Hall, the ancestral home of Lord Gisborough, which now serves as a hotel and popular venue for wedding receptions.
  • The Alfred Waterhouse-designed Gothic revival Hutton Hall, situated at Hutton Lowcross which had its own station on the erstwhile Middlesbrough-Guisborough branch of the North Eastern Railway (closed in 1964).
  • A curious 18th century market cross decorated with sundial and weather vane is located at the top of Westgate. Originally a Market cross to 'remind men that they had a sense of morality in the market' this was replaced with a ball as the Puritans banned the siting of market crosses.
  • Sunnyfield House, a Grade II Listed building owned and run by Guisborough Town Council.