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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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EVENTS - 2022

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SSGa - Rosedale Bank Top

Details : Self-guided visit to Rosedale Bank Top. 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. The link will provide a leaflet about the visit.  Web link: Download leaflet

Rosedale Bank Top

SSGb - Warren Moor

Details : Self-guided visit to Warren Moor. 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.  Web link: Download leaflet

Warren Moor

SSGc - Rail Trail

Details : Self-guided 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. Recommended to combined with outward or return steam train journey.  Web link: Download leaflet

Rail Trail

SSGd - Rosedale Railway

Details : Self-guided visit to Rosedale 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. The link will provide a leaflet about the visit.  Web link: Download leaflet

Rosedale Railway

SSGe - Ingleby Incline

Details : Self-guided visit to 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 link will provide a leaflet about the visit.  Web link: Download leaflet

Ingleby Incline

SSGf - Cliff Rigg

Details : Self-guided visit 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 The link will provide a leaflet about the visit.  Web link: Download leaflet

Cliff Rigg

Events on Friday 17/06/2022

09:00

SMRa - Grosmont NYMR Depot (£5 on the day)

Date : 17/06/2022    Time : 09:00 - 10:00

Details : The NYMR "Shed Tours" offer a behind the scenes look at the working of the steam and diesel locomotive servicing and repair works that enable the continuing operation of the preserved fleet. We will look into the workshops and running shed, normally out of bounds to the public, and possibly a look on the footplate of an engine, to describe the effort and technology involved in keeping these machines running. Good footwear will be required for the visit as this is an active workshop with tripping hazards and parts of the floor are covered in oil and other fluids.

Space available : 8

NYMR

Grosmont NYMR Depot (£5 on the day)

10:30

SSTa - Staithes - Geology and industrial archaeology of ironstone

Date : 17/06/2022    Time : 10:30 - 15:30

Details : The village of Staithes is well-known as a quaint fishing village on the North Yorkshire coast but it was an early site of ironstone mining starting in the 1850s and much remains in the cliffs and on the foreshore of this activity. The area is the best one available for looking at the Cleveland Ironstone Formation and its ironstone seams. From Staithes the walk will be along the foreshore towards Port Mulgrave around low tide and although the walking is generally level there will be a need to be aware of slippery surfaces and shallow pools. The cliffs are unstable and rock falls of all magnitude mean that attendees will need to bring hard hats for the trip, as only a few spares will be available from the leaders. Bring a packed lunch and a drink. NOTE : Parking at Staithes Bank Top is Pay and Display

Space available : None

Steve Livera & Simon Chapman

Staithes - Geology and industrial archaeology of ironstone

11:00

SMRb - Grosmont NYMR Depot (£5 on the day)

Date : 17/06/2022    Time : 11:00 - 12:00

Details : The NYMR "Shed Tours" offer a behind the scenes look at the working of the steam and diesel locomotive servicing and repair works that enable the continuing operation of the preserved fleet. We will look into the workshops and running shed, normally out of bounds to the public, and possibly a look on the footplate of an engine, to describe the effort and technology involved in keeping these machines running. Good footwear will be required for the visit as this is an active workshop with tripping hazards and parts of the floor are covered in oil and other fluids.

Space available : 8

NYMR

Grosmont NYMR Depot  (£5 on the day)

13:00

SGRa - Grosmont Geology and Industrial Archaeology

Date : 17/06/2022    Time : 13:00 - 15:00

Meet : Meet Grosmont Church Centre

Details : The Grosmont Ironstone industry was the earliest ironstone mining in North Yorkshire, developing in synergy with the coming of the Whitby to Pickering railway in 1836. The village was a major industrial site with 3 blast furnaces as well as numerous mines. The furnaces ceased production in 1891 but mining continued on a stop-start basis until 1916. One of the two ironstone seams mined in the area is very well exposed, as are numerous remains of the developing railways and mining activity. This is a walking trip on easy going ground but good footwear is required.

Space available : 7

Steve Livera or Tammy Naylor

Grosmont Geology and Industrial Archaeology

16:00

SMRd - Grosmont NYMR Depot (£5 on the day)

Date : 17/06/2022    Time : 16:00 - 17:00

Details : The NYMR "Shed Tours" offer a behind the scenes look at the working of the steam and diesel locomotive servicing and repair works that enable the continuing operation of the preserved fleet. We will look into the workshops and running shed, normally out of bounds to the public, and possibly a look on the footplate of an engine, to describe the effort and technology involved in keeping these machines running. Good footwear will be required for the visit as this is an active workshop with tripping hazards and parts of the floor are covered in oil and other fluids.

Space available : None

NYMR

Grosmont NYMR Depot (£5 on the day)

Events on Saturday 18/06/2022

10:00

SEVa - Esk Valley Mines

Date : 18/06/2022    Time : 10:00 - 12:00

Details : The lease for this mine was signed in 1859 and the site attracted large investment with the sinking of a 70m shaft to exploit the Avicula and Pecten Seams. After a troubled history due to varying ironstone prices the mine eventually ceased production in 1875. However, the surface site foundations are very well preserved and have been extensively cleared by volunteers through the ‘Land of Iron’ project, including shaft equipment. The area includes a number of related buildings and the remains of a Whinstone quarry and mine that utilised the adjacent railway for export. This is an easy walking trip but good footwear will be required.

Space available : 8

Phil Naylor

Esk Valley Mines

10:00

SFHa - Fairhead Sandstone Quarry

Date : 18/06/2022    Time : 10:00 - 11:00

Meet : NZ 84884 05341 -

Details : Fair Head, just above Grosmont is one of just a couple of working quarries that remain of what once was a much larger industry across the North York Moors. The quarry works the beautiful yellow Saltwick Formation sandstone that provided the building stone for the industrial development of Grosmont, be it railway, ironstone or Whinstone investment. The owner provides dressed stone across the North of England. Attendees will need to bring good boots and a hard hat, hi-viz is not a requirement but if you have it, bring it.

Space available : 16

Nick Ward

Fairhead Sandstone Quarry

10:30

SGGa - Grosmont to Goathland Industrial History

Date : 18/06/2022    Time : 10:30 - 16:30

Details : An 8-mile circular walk (taking approx. 6 hours) to explore the sites of ironworking and the quarrying, mining and processing of whinstone, with their associated tramways and reservoirs. The walk takes in the route of George Stephenson’s 1836 horse-drawn Whitby & Pickering Railway and climbs the 1500yd 1 in 15 rope-worked incline to Goathland. There are good views of the steam trains running through the Murk Esk valley. The trip includes half a mile of walking through short moorland heather, a quarter mile of rock-strewn quarry floor and some undulating grassland. Bring a packed lunch and a drink

Space available : 14

Jane Ellis

Grosmont to Goathland Industrial History

14:00

SCRb - Grinkle Ironstone Mine

Date : 18/06/2022    Time : 14:00 - 17:00

Details : Grinkle Ironstone Mine opened in 1875 and initially connected by narrow gauge railway to Port Mulgrave from where the ironstone was sent by sea to Jarrow Ironworks on the River Tyne. From 1916 until closure in 1930 output was handled via an incline to the standard gauge network. Tipping by Boulby Potash Mine has covered most of the site but the remainder has been excavated by CMHS. Sadly this site has recently received unwanted attention from YouTubers so underground access may be impossible by the time of the conference. In light of this we are listed this as a surface trip.

Space available : 10

Dave Richardson & John Butler

Grinkle Ironstone Mine

14:00

SEVb - Esk Valley Mines

Date : 18/06/2022    Time : 14:00 - 16:00

Details : The lease for this mine was signed in 1859 and the site attracted large investment with the sinking of a 70m shaft to exploit the Avicula and Pecten Seams. After a troubled history due to varying ironstone prices the mine eventually ceased production in 1875. However, the surface site foundations are very well preserved and have been extensively cleared by volunteers through the ‘Land of Iron’ project, including shaft equipment. The area includes a number of related buildings and the remains of a Whinstone quarry and mine that utilised the adjacent railway for export. This is an easy walking trip but good footwear will be required.

Space available : 8

Phil Naylor

Esk Valley Mines

14:00

SGRc - Grosmont Geology and Industrial Archaeology

Date : 18/06/2022    Time : 14:00 - 16:00

Meet : Meet Grosmont Church Centre

Details : The Grosmont Ironstone industry was the earliest ironstone mining in North Yorkshire, developing in synergy with the coming of the Whitby to Pickering railway in 1836. The village was a major industrial site with 3 blast furnaces as well as numerous mines. The furnaces ceased production in 1891 but mining continued on a stop-start basis until 1916. One of the two ironstone seams mined in the area is very well exposed, as are numerous remains of the developing railways and mining activity. This is a walking trip on easy going ground but good footwear is required.

Space available : 16

Steve Livera or Tammy Naylor

Grosmont Geology and Industrial Archaeology

Events on Sunday 19/06/2022

10:00

SCRc - Grinkle Ironstone Mine

Date : 19/06/2022    Time : 10:00 - 13:00

Details : Grinkle Ironstone Mine opened in 1875 and initially connected by narrow gauge railway to Port Mulgrave from where the ironstone was sent by sea to Jarrow Ironworks on the River Tyne. From 1916 until closure in 1930 output was handled via an incline to the standard gauge network. Tipping by Boulby Potash Mine has covered most of the site but the remainder has been excavated by CMHS. Sadly this site has recently received unwanted attention from YouTubers so underground access may be impossible by the time of the conference. In light of this we are listed this as a surface trip.

Space available : 6

Dave Richardson & John Butler

Grinkle Ironstone Mine

10:00

SGRd - Grosmont Geology and Industrial Archaeology

Date : 19/06/2022    Time : 10:00 - 12:00

Meet : Meet Grosmont Church Centre

Details : The Grosmont Ironstone industry was the earliest ironstone mining in North Yorkshire, developing in synergy with the coming of the Whitby to Pickering railway in 1836. The village was a major industrial site with 3 blast furnaces as well as numerous mines. The furnaces ceased production in 1891 but mining continued on a stop-start basis until 1916. One of the two ironstone seams mined in the area is very well exposed, as are numerous remains of the developing railways and mining activity. This is a walking trip on easy going ground but good footwear is required.

Space available : 16

Steve Livera or Tammy Naylor

Grosmont Geology and Industrial Archaeology

10:00

SVIa - Margrove Valley of Industry

Date : 19/06/2022    Time : 10:00 - 13:30

Details : The industrial heritage to be visited includes a small, disused brick and tile works, and the site of north-east Yorkshire’s earliest alum works. Also visible from the route is the site of a social initiative created to help the ironstone miners through the Depression years of the 1930s and which became known as “Heartbreak Hill”. The first and last 0.5km of this 6km walk are on a roadside footpath, all the rest is on level or gently undulating farm tracks, field paths, and an old railway track bed. Good footwear is required. The leader is a well-respected local historian and published author.

Space available : 22

Peter Appleton

Margrove Valley of Industry

14:00

SCRd - Grinkle Ironstone Mine

Date : 19/06/2022    Time : 14:00 - 17:00

Details : Grinkle Ironstone Mine opened in 1875 and initially connected by narrow gauge railway to Port Mulgrave from where the ironstone was sent by sea to Jarrow Ironworks on the River Tyne. From 1916 until closure in 1930 output was handled via an incline to the standard gauge network. Tipping by Boulby Potash Mine has covered most of the site but the remainder has been excavated by CMHS. Sadly this site has recently received unwanted attention from YouTubers so underground access may be impossible by the time of the conference. In light of this we are listed this as a surface trip.

Space available : 8

Dave Richardson & John Butler

Grinkle Ironstone Mine

14:00

SEVd - Esk Valley Mines

Date : 19/06/2022    Time : 14:00 - 16:00

Details : The lease for this mine was signed in 1859 and the site attracted large investment with the sinking of a 70m shaft to exploit the Avicula and Pecten Seams. After a troubled history due to varying ironstone prices the mine eventually ceased production in 1875. However, the surface site foundations are very well preserved and have been extensively cleared by volunteers through the ‘Land of Iron’ project, including shaft equipment. The area includes a number of related buildings and the remains of a Whinstone quarry and mine that utilised the adjacent railway for export. This is an easy walking trip but good footwear will be required.

Space available : 10

Phil Naylor

Esk Valley Mines

14:00

SSPa - Skelton Park Pit and Shaft Mine

Date : 19/06/2022    Time : 14:00 - 17:00

Details : Park Pit is of national importance as one of the most complete remaining shaft mines illustrating structures now lost from most colliery and iron mining sites. The Listed buildings are derelict since the mine closed in 1938 and entry into them is not allowed but can be readily seen from outside. From here a level track leads for a mile through woodland to Old Shaft Mine where the excavated remains of an ironstone mine site will be explained. This is an easy walking trip but there are tripping hazards and good boots will be required

Space available : 12

Simon Chapman

Skelton Park Pit and Shaft Mine

Events on Monday 20/06/2022

10:00

SMMa - Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

Date : 20/06/2022    Time : 10:00 - 13:00

Meet : NZ 71202 19283 -

Details : The Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum is currently in the middle of a £2.3M rebuild and it is NOT possible to make an ad-hoc visit at this time. We cannot guarantee exactly what will be in this tour as it will be entirely dependent on the progress of the new build. Hopefully entry into the short North Drift 'tourist mine' should be possible on the day, despite this being listed as a surface tour.

Rating : Easy          Insurance required : Surface

Space available : 16

Price : £

Graham Banwell

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

10:00

SROa - Rosedale East

Date : 20/06/2022    Time : 10:00 - 12:30

Meet : SE 70788 97891 - watch.unimpeded.sometimes         Distance from base : 45 min

Details : Investigations began in 1859 and continued on a stop-start basis until the general strike of 1926 which forced closure. It was connected by railway to Teesside in 1861 (over the moors via Ingleby Incline) and is an extensive mine site. Underground access is not available but adit entrances, drainage levels and building remains are extensive. These include the famous Iron and Stone Kiln sets, parts of which have been stabilised through the ‘Land of Iron’ project. This is an easy walking trip with extensive views of the Rosedale West ironstone remains across the valley but good footwear is required.

Space available : 24

Patrick Chambers

Rosedale East

10:00

SSEa - Sandsend/Deepgrove

Date : 20/06/2022    Time : 10:00 - 16:30

Details : Extraction and processing of shale to produce alum crystals took place extensively along the cliffs west of Sandsend village from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. Although these workings are easily accessible from a level former railway track along the cliff top it has to be reached by climbing up a flight of steps. Jet extraction and cement production also took place here in this very scenic location. The cliffs are unstable and rock falls of all magnitude mean that attendees will need to bring hard hats for the trip, as only a few spares will be available from the leaders. Bring a packed lunch and a drink. NOTE : Parking at Sandsend is Pay and Display

Space available : 2

Simon Chapman & Steve Livera

Sandsend/Deepgrove

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