Skinningrove a small village on the coast between Saltburn and Staithes.
A village that was forgotten for a while. Part of the village was demolished in the 1990s replacing terraced miners houses with new housing . links from this page to images, documents, presentations and audio stories.
Services and Facilities
The following information has been compiled by Skinningrove History Group in the interests of assisting visitors to the village. Neither the group nor CIMM can be held responsible for any omissions or errors and does not give judgement on the quality of services provided here.
Beach Road Fisheries, TS13 4BL: 07901 662985 for opening times
Village Hall behind Post Office TS13 4BH: 07901 662985 for opening times and facilities
Riverside Building, New Company Row TS13 4AU: 01287 642508 for opening times and facilities (which include refreshments and toilets)
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Deepdale TS13 4AP.
Heritage Trail and Artwork
In recent years a range of artwork has been installed in the village to represent aspects of the rich history and heritage of the area. Here are some examples of this work that’s available for residents and visitors to appreciate.
Two pieces of artwork unveiled in Skinningrove in 2012 have much in common. Both were created by ceramic artist Glynis Johnson with help from the local community (including a primary school) and are situated near each other on the wall of Riverside Building in New Company Row. They both refer to the history, heritage and folklore of the village and also have a ‘watery’ theme. These storywall ceramics of the Skinningrove Merman and the floods of 2000 are worth a special visit because they complement each other so effectively. Please see the accounts and photographs that follow.
These paintings were made in the 1970s and 1980s at a time when the very future of Skinningrove was at risk because of plans to demolish much of the housing.
They show people, activities and places that represent the village at a time when there was a strong possibility of a whole way of life disappearing.
The artist is Stan Binks.