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A growing list of organisations and online resources connected to Middlesbrough HSHAZ

Middlesbrough Railway Station Undercroft Recording Report, April 2022

Photograph above shows the former occupants of the undercroft-  Winterschladen Wine Merchants. Image courtesy of Teesside Archives

Prior to works in beginning in 2022 to Middlesbrough Railway Station, Network Rail commissioned a Recording Report here

It records Middlesbrough Station Undercroft and contains a full written, photographic and drawn report.

Illustration by Frances Moffatt

Heritage Inspired Artist Resources from The Tunnel Gallery

The Tunnel Gallery is an exploration of public art in Middlesbrough. It is led and programmed by four of the Middlesbrough Cultural Partnership independent arts organisations – Tees Valley Arts, Navigator North, Platform A Gallery and The Auxiliary Project Space.

Recent artist commissions aim to investigate how artists and communities can respond to the hidden heritage of Middlesbrough through the HSHAZ Cultural Programme – Celebrating Hidden Middlesbrough.

There are a number of artist designed resources on the website as well as virtual galleries – www.thetunnelgallery.org

Resources are available for anyone to download, print and use and are family friendly and suitable for all ages.

Photograph above taken on Albert Road. Credit to Rachel Deakin

Middlesbrough Local List 

Middlesbrough’s Local List has 91 buildings and sites on it, which were identified by a public call for suggestions, assessed using criteria and agreed by the council in 2011. A number of buildings in and around the HSHAZ feature in the Local List.

Much of Middlesbrough’s heritage is young (in a national context) and therefore does not always meet national criteria to be listed buildings. For example, any building or structure older than 1830 is significant for Middlesbrough, but nationally many listed buildings are considerably older than this.

Teesside Archives

Teesside Archives collects, catalogues and preserves records and documents relating to the areas of Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Hartlepool, and Redcar & Cleveland, and makes them accessible for research.

They hold a vast range of records and documents relating to the Teesside area on themes such as:

  • Internationally renowned businesses and companies such as British Steel, ICI, Head Wrightson and Cleveland Bridge as well as many smaller local firms
  • Churches, parishes and other religious groups
  • Courts
  • Estate records including the Pennyman Family of Ormesby Hall
  • Hospitals
  • Workhouses including Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Guisborough
  • Land ownership and deeds including those of the Owners of the Middlesbrough Estate
  • Local councils and their predecessor bodies
  • Local organisations including charities, sports clubs, political parties, entertainment etc.
  • Schools
  • Shipping

Rediscover heritage through archives with this behind-the-scenes insight into the work of Teesside Archives, as the team conserve, preserve and bring Middlesbrough’s history to life.

Film created as part of the High Street Heritage Action Zone in partnership with Historic England.


Historic England would love to hear about your experience taking part in a community activity (sitting on a board, attending an exhibition, training workshop and more)!