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Report - Nettleton Top Mines - April 2015

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by bordois, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. bordois

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    So here's my first report, a visit to Nettleton top mines from last April.


    A little bit of history:

    Nettleton Iron Mine was first opened about 1928 by the Mid Lincolnshire Ironstone Co. (later John Lysaghts and finally British Steel Corporation). Originally horses were used for haulage with locos introduced in the 1930s. Tubs of ore being tipped from the 2ft 6in system into buckets which were then conveyed by aerial ropeway. In turn the ropeway was replaced by a lorry road which still exists today. The mines had closed by 1968.


    Some of the pics are a little grainy, more light definitely needed!

    Nice view on the approach
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    The only way in!
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    Roof collapse, lumps almost look like a body
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    Much more to go after the collapse, we headed back at this point!
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    A couple more collapses in the side tunnels
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    Thanks for looking!​
     
    #1 bordois, Mar 24, 2016
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  2. The Wombat

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    This is a good report.
    Keep it up
     
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    Nice work. Don't fancy that entrance though
     
  4. bordois

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    Thanks, got plenty of old explore pics just need to get them organised and uploaded.

    There are actually two brick walls with a few feet between them, the first one is easy to get through but it would have been tricky getting out if we hadn't prepared for it... you can see the tiny gap on the very last pic
     
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    Nice work! Do agree with the post above though with regards to a gas/or an o2 monitor. Do you have a sketch map of the tunnel? or know of any map; Im a industrial archaeology's looking at the mine!
    Cheers :)
     
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