SP9499 : Wakerley: remains of ironstone quarry calcining kilns

taken 7 years ago, near to Barrowden, Rutland, Great Britain

Wakerley: remains of ironstone quarry calcining kilns
Wakerley: remains of ironstone quarry calcining kilns
Calcining kilns at the short-lived Wakerley iron ore quarries, which 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 to its Irlam Steel Works in Manchester. Calcining at the quarry made the ore cheaper to transport. (Kilns were unusual in the East Midlands: at other quarries, such as Buckminster, calcining was done in the open air near the opencast quarry face.) Quarrying at Wakerley extended up the valley side as far as the Harringworth road, as the humps and hollows in the fields show. In the foreground is an embankment of the narrow-gauge railway which brought the ore from the quarry face. The houses in the background are in Barrowden, on the other side of the Welland Valley.
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Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Friday, 18 June, 2010
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Industrial archaeology site   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 947 996 [100m precision]
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