NY6930 : Aerial ropeway remains above the Knock Ore Gill

taken 3 years ago, 4 km from Knock, Cumbria, Great Britain

Aerial ropeway remains above the Knock Ore Gill
Aerial ropeway remains above the Knock Ore Gill
Remains of the Silverband Mine aerial ropeway high above the Knock Ore Gill on the lower slopes of Great Dun Fell.
Silverband Mine aerial ropeway, Great Dun Fell

Images of the former Silverband Mine aerial ropeway, taken in March and December 2019.

The ropeway was installed c.1939 by B Laporte & Co (later Laporte Chemicals) who mined barytes at Silverband, just below the summit of Great Dun Fell. An aerial ropeway some 5.6km long took unprocessed barytes to a mill at Millburn Grange, from where another ropeway took the finished product to Long Marton railway station. In 1963, parts of the ropeway were transferred to the Aviemore Ski Centre in Scotland.

References:
Smith, R and Murphy, S (2011) Mines of the West Pennines, British Mining, No. 91, Northern Mine Research Society, Nelson.
Historic England listing: LinkExternal link




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Saturday, 23 March, 2019   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 2 April, 2019
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Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
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