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Hodbarrow Iron Ore Mines (1850 - 1968) Co-Curate

Hodbarrow Iron Ore Mines (1850 - 1968) The first of the Hodbarrow iron ore (red hematite) mines, located between Millom and the seashore at Hodbarrow Point in Cumberland (now Cumbria), opened in c.1850. At that time Millom was a small settlement, but it was to grow rapidly in association with the mines

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Millom Discovery Centre

Millom’s rapid development was as a direct result of the discovery of iron ore in an area known as Hodbarrow. In 1841 the population of Holborn Hill to the north of the current location of Millom “Newtown” was under 400. Of these 400 individuals, only 3 were miners.

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Iron mining Industrial History of Cumbria

Across the Duddon Estuary, in the carboniferous limestone between Millom and Haverigg, ore was mined at Hodbarrow from one of the largest bodies of haematite ever discovered. Three miles to the north-west an outlying vein in the Wicham Valley yielded haematite ore from the fault between the limestone and the older Skiddaw slate.

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Hodbarrow Mining Co Ltd, iron ore proprietors,

Hodbarrow Mining Co Ltd, iron ore proprietors, Millom

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BBC - Cumbria - History - Millom's Mining Memories

2009-2-17  Millom Folk Museum is running an exciting project which focuses on the days when Millom was at the heart of iron ore mining from the 1800's up to the 1960's.

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Millom Visit Cumbria

The iron ore mining took place in Hodbarrow, which today is a major RSPB nature reserve bordering an artificial lagoon, a legacy of the iron ore workings, and where many species of bird may be seen. Poetry also played a part in the cultural life of Millom in

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History of Hodbarrow Iron Ore Mines (1850 - 1968)

Closure of Millom Ironworks and Hodbarrow Mine Millom Ironworks closed on the 13th of September 1968, after over a hundred years of iron production in Millom, Cumberland. The Hodbarrow Iron Ore Mine also closed that year. The loss of the town's major employers led to a period of economic depression and hardship in Millom.

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Millom and Askam Hematite Iron Co - Graces Guide

2019-4-15  1959 The name of Millom and Askam Hematite Iron Co Ltd was changed to Millom Hematite Ore and Iron Co Ltd. 1963 At this time Cranleigh Group owned Millom Hematite Ore and Iron which purchased Gjers, Mills and Co and Barrow Ironworks

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Millom Rock Park A unique visitor attraction of ...

2020-3-19  Millom Mining History A bogie used in mines underground to transport iron ore from the pit head, and pushed by men to a lift and hence to the surface. Following the discovery of a huge deposit of hematite, a high-grade iron ore, on the coast at Hodbarrow in the mid 19th century, Millom grew into a thriving industrial site that was the largest ...

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Boot Iron Mines, Eskdale - Northern Mine Research

Boot Iron Mines, Eskdale Haematite occurs in near vertical veins running nearly north-south across the valley. In the last century it was thought that these veins were the “mother lode” from where the iron ore deposits of Cleator Moore and Millom had

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Millom Visit Cumbria

The iron ore mining took place in Hodbarrow, which today is a major RSPB nature reserve bordering an artificial lagoon, a legacy of the iron ore workings, and where many species of bird may be seen. Poetry also played a part in the cultural life of Millom in the 20th Century. It was in the town that the writer Norman Nicholson was born, and lived.

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BBC - Cumbria - History - Millom's Mining Memories

2009-2-17  Millom Folk Museum is running an exciting project which focuses on the days when Millom was at the heart of iron ore mining from the 1800's up to the 1960's.

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Mine Cage from Hodbarrow Millom Cumbria - BBC

2021-2-16  Iron ore gives a red and greasy dust which adhered to everything, including the miners. They lived in makeshift huts until Millom Newtown was built in the early 1870's. Sanitation was dire causing ...

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Millom Museum Visit Cumbria

The Museum in Millom is a truly ‘local’ museum, covering the important development and decline of the iron mining and steel making of the Millom area over the last 150 years. Displays include a full scale reconstruction of a drift mine from the Hodbarrow Iron Ore Mine, and a miner’s cottage kitchen.

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End in sight for iron mining in South Cumbria The Mail

2017-10-19  The front page of The Mail on Tuesday, October 10, announced: "Hodbarrow iron ore mines at Millom, which have produced some of the finest ore in Europe for over a

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Wordsworth Country - Your guide to Millom and

Until the discovery of iron-ore at Hodbarrow on the towns outskirts in 1855, Millom was a collection of small fishing villages and scattered farms. The iron-ore mining together with steel making transformed this once undisturbed area to one of a large prosperous community of some 10,000 inhabitants which thrived until closures began in the late ...

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Millom, Cumbria History, Photos Visiting Information

2020-8-18  Millom's mining heritage is commemorated by a striking sculpture showing 'The Scutcher' (the miner who stopped the heavily laden iron ore tubs), which stands in front of the iconic Clock Tower on St George's Street.The sculpture, designed by Colin Telfer, is made from resin mixed with iron ore

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Boot Iron Mines, Eskdale - Northern Mine Research

High iron ore prices during the First World War caused the mines to briefly reopen in 1917 and close again in 1918, this time for good. There were a few other small iron ore trials in Eskdale and neighbouring Miterdale, but none of these was very important. In total the valley produced perhaps 100,000 tons of iron ore over the centuries.

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Millom Discovery Centre

Hodbarrow miners discovered that the site had been used for pre-historic burials. The red iron rich soil would have been used to colour the deceased’s skin. The bones had been re-buried at Hodbarrow point. In this gallery visitors can see fossils and rocks formed millenia before recorded history. Touch iron ore samples that feel like metal.

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Last attempt to mine for Furness iron ore riches in

2017-9-13  ALMOST 70 years ago the last serious attempt to mine for iron ore in Furness was showing early promise but faced plenty of difficulties. Experts thought it was a waste of time as decades of ...

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millom iron ore mining - mayukhportfolio.co

Mining - Millom Discovery Centre - Millom's history, people and ... The iron works in Millom was big business at one time, being one of the busiest iron ore mining areas in Europe during the late 1800s.

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End in sight for iron mining in South Cumbria The Mail

2017-10-19  The front page of The Mail on Tuesday, October 10, announced: "Hodbarrow iron ore mines at Millom, which have produced some of the finest ore in Europe for over a

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Wordsworth Country - Your guide to Millom and

Until the discovery of iron-ore at Hodbarrow on the towns outskirts in 1855, Millom was a collection of small fishing villages and scattered farms. The iron-ore mining together with steel making transformed this once undisturbed area to one of a large prosperous community of some 10,000 inhabitants which thrived until closures began in the late ...

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Iron Ore Mining near United Kingdom Reviews - Yell

Find Iron Ore Mining near United Kingdom on Yell. Get reviews and contact details for each business including phone number, postcode, opening hours and photos.

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The Hodbarrow Mining Co at Millom [9 photos] ::

The Hodbarrow Mining Company was formed in 1853, when the then Earl of Lonsdale granted permission to Nathaniel Caine John Barratt to search near Millom for iron ore (in the form of haematite). Its discovery started the boomtimes for the town, which grew up on the back of the Millom

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Millom - Lake District Travel Guide

2021-1-14  Millom itself is considerably quieter than it was a century ago. After deposits of high quality iron ore (haematite) were discovered at nearby Hodbarrow in the mid-19th century, the town became a great centre for iron mining and steel making.

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Millom, Cumbria History, Photos Visiting Information

2020-8-18  Millom's mining heritage is commemorated by a striking sculpture showing 'The Scutcher' (the miner who stopped the heavily laden iron ore tubs), which stands in front of the iconic Clock Tower on St George's Street.The sculpture, designed by Colin Telfer, is made from resin mixed with iron ore

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PlacePerception: Hodbarrow mine, Millom

2017-2-16  Summer 1968, shortly after closure. Continuing the trip around Millom's dead iron industry with my father, I visited the Hodbarrow mine workings, the most impressive features of which were the vast sea-walls, destroyed by the collapse of the worked ground beneath them.

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Last attempt to mine for Furness iron ore riches in

2017-9-13  ALMOST 70 years ago the last serious attempt to mine for iron ore in Furness was showing early promise but faced plenty of difficulties. Experts thought it was a waste of time as decades of ...

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Iron and Steel Industrial History of Cumbria

To produce wrought iron, the iron ingots, or pigs, needed further refining in the finery and chafery forges (see below). A typical charge for a small blast furnace would be 200kg of iron ore, 100kg of charcoal and 20kg of limestone, which would produce 100kg of cast iron.

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