This is in response to a query about a racecourse near to Holme House, the poster advertises Stockton Races at Tibbersley in Billingham, there is a Tibbersley Avenue close to the ICI West gate and not too far from Billingham Beck so there is a possibility that the racecourse was situated somewhere near to this area, my old maps don’t show the extent of Tibberley Farm but it may have reached to where Fleet Road (A19) ran, between Billingham Bottoms and where Newport Bridge was later built, or even as far as Lustrum Beck, I believe this is as close to Holme House as Stockton Racecourse got.
Image and details courtesy of Bruce Coleman.
Lands ran on the tithe map to 254 & 255, possibly 228.
Newcastle Courant – Saturday 19 July 1735 describes: Stockton Races to be run for on the usual Course, in the Carr, opposite to the Town of Stockton in the County of Durham on Wednesday the Tenth Day of September next, a plate of the full value of fifteen Guineas by any Horse & c no more than four Years old and the last grass carrying nine stone, Bridle and Saddle included, three Heats, three Times about the said Carr to a Heat; paying at Entrance one Guinea and an half.
John Oliver held the Tibbersley Homestall lease spelt (Tiversley) as tenant awarded to John Maddeson son of Robert. DCD/E/AA/12/1-2 1775
The By-Products instrument workshop was in a building known as Tibbersley Farm. I don’t know whether this was the original farmhouse.
Looks like the farm survived when it was consumed by the chemical works:
But the majority of the farm buildings had gone by 1935:
One building might have survived and can be seen here in 1952:
All long gone now, including the majority of the surrounding works.