NZ5035 : Steetley Magnesite

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from The Headland, Hartlepool, Great Britain

Steetley Magnesite
Steetley Magnesite
Established in 1938 to extract magnesia from seawater with the aid of lime, the site eventually closed in 2005. It was partially demolished, first by contractors and then asset stripped for its scrap metal. The site was sold for housing but until now, nesting birds and the recession had put these plans on hold, but as I write bulldozers are flattening what remains.
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NZ5035, 109 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 16 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Quarrying, Mining 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 5087 3537 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:42.6468N 1:12.7182W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 5085 3534
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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