SP9499 : Wakerley: former ironstone quarry

taken 7 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 shows, in the middle distance, the straight line of an embankment which carried a narrow gauge railway to a tipping dock where the ore was tipped into mainline wagons which made the first part of their journey to Manchester on the LNWR Peterborough to Market Harborough line, whose remains can be clearly seen along the Welland Valley. The quarry railway extended up the hill to and just south of the Harringworth road. It was originally horse-worked and briefly by steam.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 June, 2010
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Industrial archaeology site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 948 996 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.1620N 0:36.0957W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 947 995
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