The figure was reputedly found at the foot of Huntcliff in 1886 and was placed on a pedestal outside of the nearby Ship Inn. In 1980 it was moved to the Dorman Museum in Middlesbrough where it can be seen on display.
Headley Swain comments that the Saltburn figure probably qualifies as Celtic through default, although it could possibly be of Romanesque origin
The illustration above is taken from ‘Talking heads: three ‘Celtic’ heads from East Cleveland by Headley Swain in Moorland Monuments. CBA Research Report 101. 1995