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Report - Monckton Coking Works, Barnsley, January 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by stranton, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. stranton

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    This is My second visit here,
    first been December 2014 but too unforeseeable circumstances no photographs were taken.
    But the return visit was well worth it,
    even tho it was pouring and I had too wait 30 mins for secca too do their rounds.

    Coke has been made at this site for more than 130yrs, whice opened about 1880s
    the site is owned by Hargreaves Services and closed in December 2014.
    Coal supplies were took from the former Maltby colliery,
    also owned by Hargreaves Services.
    The 42 ovens produced 200 000 tons of coke per annum,
    by products were reused in a 11 megawatts heat and power station
    this produced electricity for the works with surplus been sold too the national grid
    some were recycled and sold too suppliers.
    No decision has been made about the site, demolition been the likely choice.

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    Quenching
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    Below and between ovens
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    Conveyor belts
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    Top
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    Aerial view from tower
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  2. stranton

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    Update,
    no evidence of recent work but theres alot of scaffolding about
    car park was empty except for 2 white cars which I believe belongs too secca
    mind You things change on a daily basis in this pastime.
     
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    This place is getting caned right now. Looks like you went at the right time.

    How come your pictures are so small?
     
  4. norfolkexplorer

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    The car park was completely full when we went on a weekday, and there were loads of workers everywhere.. Nice work and cool photos too
     
  5. stranton

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    use 480 by 640 will be increasing this
     
  6. stranton

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    wasnt during the week ;)
     
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    Nice ones mate :thumb

    Particularly like the overhead views☺

    CertInly dedicTed mate.Twice to Barnsley area in a week one more visit and you'll get a complementary Flat Cap & a Whippet

    They were working on Friday after Xmas break
     
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    Comprehensive. Nice one.
     
  9. stranton

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    bit of a risk considering secca were base opposite the tower
     
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