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NAMHO CONFERENCE 2022

NORTH YORKSHIRE / CLEVELAND
hosted by Cleveland Mining Heritage Society

"Industrial Minerals"

NAMHO CONFERENCE 2022 - Industrial Minerals

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SELF GUIDED TRIPS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES - 2022

This page will provide information about other places to visit while you are at the conference such as:

  • Warren Moor Ironstone Mine
  • Rosedale Bank Top
  • Rosedale Ironstone Kilns and Railway
  • Ingleby Incline
  • Rail Trail
  • Cliff Rigg
  • Esk Valley Mine
  • Grosmont Ironworks
  • North York Moors Railway
  • Danby Moors Centre – Land of Iron Exhibition
  • Whitby Museum
  • Ryedale Folk Museum
  • Staithes Museum
  • Museum of Whitby Jet
  • Beck Isle Museum
  • Warren Moor Ironstone Mine

    Two shafts were sunk around 1865 but financial difficulties followed, with little ironstone ever produced. The chimney, shafts and engine bed chimney have recently been restored as reminders of a grand but failed Victorian venture.

    A visit can easily be combined with the Coate Moor trip, the attached route can be considerably shortened by parking at Warren Farm.  Link to leaflet

    Location: NZ 62508 08830

    Warren Moor Ironstone Mine  Warren Moor Ironstone Mine  

    © Photo by Tom Mutton, copyright Land of Iron

     

    Rosedale Bank Top

    Mining began in 1856 with ironstone from nearby Hollins Mines hauled by a steam winding engine up an inclined tramway to Bank Top. Ironstone was processed in the kilns before being carried by railway to blast furnaces in County Durham and Teesside.

    Remains of the calcining kilns sit above Rosedale Abbey with stunning views across the valley, an easy roadside alternative to the main Rosedale Kilns if you're short of time or energy.  Link to leaflet

    Location: SE 72100 94700

    Rosedale Bank Top  

    © Photo by Tom Mutton, copyright Land of Iron

     

    Rosedale Ironstone Kilns and Railway

    The two magnificent sets of calcining kilns and associated railway opened in the 1860s with over 10 million tonnes of ironstone being extract from Rosedale before its closure in 1929. The extensive remains now stand in one of the most beautiful areas on the National Park.

    A guided visit is part of our surface programme, however a visit any time is strongly recommended, with a long walk from Blakey Ridge. The attached route can be considerably shortened by parking at Rosedale East.  Link to leaflet

    Location: SE 72100 94700

    Rosedale Ironstone Kilns and Railway  Rosedale Ironstone Kilns and Railway  

    Rosedale Ironstone Kilns and Railway  

    © Photo by Tom Mutton, copyright Land of Iron

     

    Ingleby Incline

    Mining began in 1856 with ironstone from nearby Hollins Mines hauled by a steam winding engine up an inclined tramway to Bank Top. Ironstone was processed in the kilns before being carried by railway to blast furnaces in County Durham and Teesside.

    The route in the leaflet attached can be considerably shortened by parking at Bank Foot.  Link to leaflet

    Location: NZ 58900 07300

    Ingleby Incline  

    © Photo by Tom Mutton, copyright Land of Iron

     

    Rail Trail

    A walk along the course of the original 1835 Whitby and Pickering Railway, used until 1865 when it was diverted to its current course to avoid a rope-worked inclined plane at Beck Hole.

    A guided version of this walk is part of our surface programme; however, it can be done at any time.  Link to leaflet

    Location: NZ 83600 01300

    Rail Trail  

    © Photo by Tom Mutton, copyright Land of Iron

     

    Cliff Rigg

    The City of Leeds Corporation acquired the lease of Cliff Rigg in 1869 as a source of high quality setts and road aggregate. The whinstone was quarried at first on several benches high up on the hill and was brought down on inclines on the south side to the works where the raw stone was shaped into the setts  Link to leaflet

    Location: NZ 57430 11654

    Cliff Rigg  

     

    Esk Valley Mine

    A more detailed guided visit to this recently restored mine site is part of our surface programme; however, it can be visited at any time to view the static information boards. Especially handy for those using the camping facilities at Holme House as the mine shaft is adjacent to the camping field.

    Location: NZ 82200 04350

    Esk Valley Mine  

    © Photo by Tom Mutton, copyright Land of Iron

     

    Grosmont Ironworks

    A more detailed guided visit to this site is part of our surface programme; however, it can be visited at any time to view the static information boards as it stands in the car park a short distance from the main venue.

    Location: NZ 82600 05300

    Grosmont Ironworks  

    © Photo by Tom Mutton, copyright Land of Iron

     

    North York Moors Railway

    The North York Moors Railway has been operating heritage steam services since 1973, a journey on the railway at some point over the weekend is a must for any railway enthusiast, see the NYMR website for timetables and further details.  The line from Grosmont runs North to Whitby and South to Goathland and Pickering.

    Tours of the Grosmont Engine Sheds are bookable via in advance on Friday only, although you may be able to make your own arrangements directly with NYMR on other days.  Link to their site.

    Location: SE 83284 94841

    North York Moors Railway  

     

    Danby Moors Centre – Land of Iron Exhibition

    As a part of the Land of Iron programme, a family-friendly exhibition space has opened at the Moors National Park Centre in Danby celebrating the ironstone heritage. Interactive exhibits, including 3D models of intriguing monuments, highlight the rich natural and cultural history of the moors, including the fascinating ironstone industry.  Link to their site.

    Location: NZ 71541 08421

    Danby Moors Centre – Land of Iron Exhibition  

     

    Whitby Museum

    Despite there being little mining or industrial content, the independent Whitby Museum houses a stunning collection of local fossils, natural history, model ships, carved jet, toys, costumes and social history. With unique items such as the Tempest Prognosticator and Hand of Glory.  Link to their site.

    Location: NZ 89302 10896

    Whitby Museum  

     

    Ryedale Folk Museum

    A largely open air museum centred around 20 historical buildings reconstructed in the village of Hutton-le-Hole.

    An Elizabethan glass furnace, blacksmith, cobbler, wheelwright, tinsmith, cooper, saddler, carpenter, Edwardian photographic studio, thatched longhouse, a vintage chemist and nostalgic village store.  Link to their site.

    Location: SE 70547 90153

    Ryedale Folk Museum  

     

    Staithes Museum

    A rather unique museum which contains thousands of photos, memorabilia and artefacts devoted to fishing, ironstone mining, alum quarries, lifeboat stories, Captain Cook and his apprenticeship in Staithes and his travels, maritime models and timepieces, natural sciences, our artistic heritage and the railway.  Link to their site.

    Location: NZ 78045 18798

    Staithes Museum  

     

    Museum of Whitby Jet

    The Museum of Whitby Jet is located Whitby's Wesley Hall and is home to a collection of Whitby Jet and other important historical items surrounding the Whitby Jet industry.  Link to their site.

    Location: NZ 89900 11246

    Museum of Whitby Jet  

     

    Beck Isle Museum

    Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life is located in the centre of Pickering. Its collections cover people, trade and local industries. Explore period shops, bygones of a Victorian age, including a printer's workshop, grocers' shop, gentleman's outfitters, pub and chemist's shop. Don't miss the blacksmith's forge and industrial heritage gallery detailing the fascinating past of the Rosedale ironstone mine and railway.  Link to their site.

    Location: SE 79501 84177

    Beck Isle Museum