NZ6916 : Kilton Ironstone Mine

taken 10 years ago, near to Lingdale, Redcar And Cleveland, Great Britain

Kilton Ironstone Mine
Kilton Ironstone Mine
An overview of the former ironstone mine from about half way up the spoil heap known locally as 'Kilton Hill'. The mine operated from 1870 to 1963. The concrete building is the engine house dating from the 1930s although an electric winder had been installed in 1916. In front of this structure are two concrete blocks and in front of them and slightly left can just be seen the circular concrete cap over the 694 feet deep down shaft. The brick building nearest is a structure over the upcast shaft with an electric substation behind. In 1954 one man was killed and 31 injured in an explosion at the mine; see LinkExternal link for a transcript of a newspaper report. The site is now a nature reserve.
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Date Taken
Friday, 8 February, 2008   (more nearby)
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Friday, 8 February, 2008
Category
Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 694 169 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:32.5567N 0:55.7085W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 693 170
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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