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Report - Monckton Coke Works, Royston, Barnsley - Jan 2015.

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by jST, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. jST

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    Monckton Coke Works.

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    Coke was made on the Monckton site at Royston near Barnsley in South Yorkshire for over 130 years. There are 42 ovens, which were fed by coal, presumably from the nearby Maltby colliery that has also recently shut up shop.

    The works at Monckton were the only independent coke manufacturer in the UK, and was ranked as one of Europe’s leading producers of high-quality metallurgical coke.

    Spotted this lead pop up on here a couple of weeks ago following the news of the site’s closure, so popped along solo for a little nose around. A nice way to welcome in the new year.

    There is definitely more to this site but it is fairly exposed with security and cameras on site, I didn’t want to push my luck too much so just checked out the ovens and some of the associated quenching and conveyor gubbins.

    Here are some snapshots.

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    Ovens

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    Quenching / finished product

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    Tracks for the quenching car on the left.

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    In amongst the conveyors.

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    Nice lump of coke

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    Looking out of the broken concrete boarding across the site.

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    This pond was still being slowly filled with evil smelling / looking gunge.

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    Also spotted a young fellow wandering around on the verge near the front gate camoed up with a dirty big tripod dangling from his bag, proper covert ops! hello to you. ​
     
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    Nicely done mate, as per :thumb

    What a difference a day makes, it still had snow on it yesterday.

    Think Secca are gonna be pretty active considering what"s stood around. Surprised there were no Transits outside TBH ;)
     
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    CFTI and all that gubbins
     
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    That would have been me, hi! :p

    Haha, Soon lost the tripod, there was no way I was gonna be running around in there with that thing!

    Excellent report, may put mine up later :)
     
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    Secca is active too, had a close call, dived into some bushes and let them pass lol :/
     
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    Lovely stuff JST you really cant beat a coke works i love them reminds me of one of my fav's South bank Coke Ovens.
     
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    nice one JST, you beat me to it, was literally going to head there tomorrow after work!
    Your photos are top notch as usual. :)
     
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    like buses 3 came at once, threads that is :D
    very nice Mate photographs are epic :thumb
     
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    Cheers bosses.

    Wouldn't mind having a close up look at them myself. The smells are great.
     
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    What a great start to the year. Nice work.
     
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    Well nice pics and report there mate as always :thumb
     
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    Bossing it again.
     
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    nice pics mate :thumb only 10 miles from me better get over here looks awesome!
     
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    Awesome man. There might be a turbine or two knocking about somewhere there, configured as exhausters for the ovens. Certainly was once the case at CWM.
     
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    Cheers boba, there's a very modern CHP plant on the site that used some of the siphoned gas for power. Not sure how interesting it'll be though.
     
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