SK7628 : Harby Hill: former ironstone railway workshop

taken 7 years ago, near to Eastwell, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Harby Hill: former ironstone railway workshop
Harby Hill: former ironstone railway workshop
Ironstone was quarried in the Eastwell area from 1881, when a double-acting cable-worked incline was built to carry narrow-gauge wagons up and down Harby Hill, to a tipping dock at Stathern Sidings on the GN&LNWJt Railway from Nottingham to Melton Mowbray and Market Harborough. To see the course of the incline, which began a few yards to the left, click LinkExternal link. This building - now one of the outbuildings of Muffet Lodge - was one of the railway workshops of the 3ft-gauge Eastwell Iron Ore Company railway (there were more, and an engine shed, just to the south east, where the former railway cutting has been filled in and the bridge carrying the bridleway removed). The railway system was once extensive, bringing ore from as far away as Branston. The incline closed on 16 August 1960 and for a few more years, until quarrying ceased completely in 1967, ore was taken down Harby Hill to the tipping dock by lorry. The original part of the workshop is pantiled; at some stage it has been extended, in inferior brickwork.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 June, 2010
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Railways > Railway building (converted)   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 764 286 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:51.0017N 0:51.9998W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 764 286
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