SP9499 : Wakerley: former ironstone quarry

taken 8 years ago, near to Barrowden, Rutland, Great Britain

Wakerley: former ironstone quarry
Wakerley: former ironstone quarry
The short-lived Wakerley iron ore quarries were active only from 1916-21 as the ore proved to be of a lower quality than had been hoped. Wakerley quarry was owned by the Partington Iron & Steel Co, the ore going by rail to its Irlam Steel Works in Manchester. Quarrying at Wakerley extended up the valley side as far as the Harringworth road, as the humps and hollows in the fields show. This photograph is taken from the site of the mainline interchange railway siding which served the calcining kilns behind the camera and the tipping dock in the centre of the picture. Narrow-gauge rails reached the tipper on the embankment on which the bushes are growing. This 2ft 6in-gauge railway, which extended up the hill to and just south of the Harringworth road, was originally horse-worked and briefly by steam.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 948 996 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.1834N 0:36.0773W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 948 996
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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