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Saltburn by the Sea
(Redcar and Cleveland)
North Yorkshire

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Marine Parade

Henry Pease

1807 - 1881
English railway owner, politician; responsible for the foundation of the seaside resort of Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Hilary Cartmel & Michael Johnson

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Statue of Henry Pease made of scrap metal. At his foot lies a brick with the name "PEASE", and at his back a tablet with the text "quakers abhorred vanity. few of them had their portraits painted, but let themselves be photographed since such likeliness could not flatter but must merely be truthful images."

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m.p. for south durham, quaker
president of the peace society
victorian industrialist
ironstone mines stockton and
darlington railway
pease brick works
water companies


stockton and darlington railway reached saltburn
17 august 1861

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Born 4th May 1807 - Died 30 May 1881

The visionary

Henry was the son of Joseph Pease, a Quaker
and industrialist who was influential in creating
the Stockton to Darlington railway.
It was his proposal to extend the railway, planned
to transport the iron stone from East Cleveland
to the furnaces by the River Tees, which gave
Henry the chance to build a new seaside resort.

He formed the original Saltburn Improvement Company
which laid down strict rules for the development of the
new town of Saltburn by the Sea, including the use of
white bricks, (see below) from the Pease brickworks in
County Durham, used for facing buildings. The foundation
stone was laid on January 23rd 1861 for Alpha Place.

Priority in the town's development was given to the
Railway Station, the magnificent Zetland Hotel, workers'
houses and the turning of Saltburn Glen into pleasure gardens.

This sculpture is the work of Hilary Cartmel
& Michael Johnson. Its components represent
many of the industrial interests of Henry Pease.
It was commissioned byb the new Saltburn
Improvement Company, formed to manage
Saltburn's Rural Challenge Programme.

Henry Pease served as an MP for the Southern Division
of the Durham constituency, was the first mayor of
Darlington and the president of the Peace Society.
Without Henry Pease and his brother Joseph, this
town might never have happened. Think of him as you
enjoy this view and Saltburn by the Sea as a whole.


Sources & Information


  • Subdivision: Yorkshire & Humberside
  • Country: Great Britain
  • Cartmel, Hilary
  • Founder (of a city)
  • Industrialist
  • Johnson, Michael
  • Pease, Henry
  • Politician/Statesman
  • Statue (man)
  • Location (N 54°35'5" - W 0°58'44")

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    Item Code: gbyh192; Photograph: 31 July 2019
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