Monday, 1 October 2012

A Time Line for Hutton Rudby

about 3000
Village at North End

about 2000
Burials on Folly Hill

about 1000
Villages at Sexhow and Hundale

North of England under Roman control

Roman system collapsing - 'barbarian' attacks

Anglo-Saxon kingdoms begin

Vikings take York

The North is laid waste by William the Conqueror

Hutton and Rudby, previously owned by Gospatric, held by Robert of Mortain.  Hutton had been a place of some importance before the Conquest, one of ten in Cleveland to have a church.  The site of this Saxon church is not now known.

Rudby Parish Church built by the Meynell family, lords of the manors of Hutton and Rudby, on the Rudby bank of the river Leven, between the two villages

Hugh de Cressington was Rector of the parish: “a pompous, harsh, rapacious, violent and ignorant ecclesiastic”. 

Church was rebuilt in grey sandstone

Population of Rudby parish 420

about 1400
The tower is added to the church

about 1450   
Approximate date of creation of a Breviary of the York Use in which is written 
Whoso owne me that dothe loke 
I ame the chowrche of rudbyys bowke 
Who so dothe say the contrary 
I reporte me to awll the parysshyngby 
(now in Bishop Cosin's Library, Durham University)

Thomas Milner of Skutterskelfe leaves 20 shillings in his Will for a "comely new pulpit" for Rudby church (‘a delightful and precious piece’ – Pevsner)

“Hutton Rudby bridge over the Leven is in great decay and ought to be repaired by the county”

July 1632   
At a meeting in the house of Sir Thomas Layton of Sexhow, Sir David Foulis of Ingleby Greenhow urged gentlemen of Cleveland to oppose the Earl of Strafford's commission for compounding knighthood fines.  Sir Thomas Layton escapes punishment in the Star Chamber; Sir David Foulis is heavily fined and imprisoned

Mary Ward, founder of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, lived in Rudby parish

Civil Wars - Puritan army enters Stokesley

John Peacock left “a loombe and all the work gear belonging thereto”

Charles Bathurst of Skutterskelfe, in a confused and drunken incident, kills his butler

Charity School house built next to the church by Charles Bathurst of Skutterskelfe

The present bridge built at a cost of £150 (widened and strengthened in the 20th and 21st centuries).  First visit of John Wesley; a meeting house had already been built in North End

John Taylor insured the paper mill in Hutton with the Sun Fire Insurance Company

Vicar Stainthorpe “baptised an adult servant of uncertain age, George Othello, who is Black”

John Wesley commented that congregations were greater than in Stokesley and “in these parts the Society is the most alive to God”

William Clowes, Primitive Methodist missionary, preached on the village green, causing disagreements approaching violence in the Methodist community

Revd Robert Barlow arrived:  he was later to claim that the church was “like a cow house when I came here but now it is the first in the district owing to my exertions”.  Hutton Rudby population:  1,027

Cholera epidemic at the Bay Horse and East Side:  45 cases, 23 deaths

Mease brothers of Stokesley bought Hutton Mill, where papermaking had ceased – after they failed, George Wilson made it his successful Sailcloth Mill

Revd Barlow built the Village School in Enterpen

Skutterskelfe Hall built to Salvin’s design for 10th Viscount Falkland and his wife Amelia Fitzclarence, daughter of William IV and Mrs Jordan

Report on the linen industry:  6 Hutton Rudby weavers stated that after deductions for candles, grease, shuttles, shop rent etc, their net pay was 9s 6d

Vicarage built by Revd Barlow outside Hutton on the road to East Rounton, then part of Rudby parish

Avenues of trees planted on the village greens

New Wesleyan chapel built on North Side at a cost of £838

Primitive Methodist Chapel on South Side rebuilt at a cost of £800

Canon Atkinson of Danby excavated the Bronze Age round barrow on Folly Hill

Lord and Lady Falkland established a small and short-lived Cottage Hospital in Enterpen

Closure of the Bowes-Wilsons’ Sailcloth Mill

First World War

First Village Show, August 2nd

Village Hall built on land donated by Mrs Mary Blair of Linden Grove

Lych gate added to the churchyard

Old Sailcloth Mill demolished as part of road safety scheme

Second World War

First Village Show held since 1939

Stokesley RDC submitted plans for public toilets to be built on the green, for the convenience of the day trippers.  Refused.

Primitive Methodist Chapel on South Side closed following Methodist reunification

New primary school opened on Doctors Lane

Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II - first Village Event held

Last Village Show held
Hutton Rudby's population now 1,192

Mains gas installed

Formal closure of the Hutton Rudby Show

Extensions to the Village Hall

Extensions to the Methodist Church

3 comments: said...

A brilliant time line Aice. Can't imagine how many hours must have been spent in the research. Wish history had been taught like this when I was at school, I might have taken more notice. Very interested in the info. on the bridge, as I can remember the last widening project - late 60's? Believe Tony Wakefields dad took charge of it - he lived in Bathurst cottage at the time - only a few yards from the bridge. Think this time line could be a magnet for many more interesting items. said...

You've got me thinking now Alice. Another major item in the village history was the construction of the present sewage system. Perhaps not surprising that it isn't discussed much but it was a massive civil engineering exercise that affected the whole village as new trenches were excavated and pipes laid. I recall watching the gang work as the route passed by the old school yard, went through the wood behind PYAH and then down to the footpath and along "the botts". When they reached the bridge near the church, they were planning to dig up the road to go underneath it, when Tom Milburn intervened and informed then of the old culvert that went under the road to feed the old Mill. I believe they then used this. People took photographs if the archway when it was uncovered. This would be around 55? - 57?

Alice Barrigan said...

I remember being told that people took photos of the archway, but I was never shown any. I wonder if any survive. Did anyone feel up to taking on the project of scanning and cataloguing the Hist Soc collection, do you know?
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