NZ9702 : Peak Alum Works

taken 12 years ago, near to Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Peak Alum Works
Peak Alum Works
Alum was produced here from 1650 to 1860. Alum shale was quarried from NZ9701 and processed here in a complex operation involving seaweed and human urine. The resulting alum flour crystals were exported by boat from the foot of the cliffs below. The site is the care of the National Trust, and there are several display panels describing the works.
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NZ9702, 67 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 28 October, 2005
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Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 973 021 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:24.3041N 0:30.1520W
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