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Report (Permission Visit) Force Crag Mine, Cumbria, Mar 2020


horrgakx

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This was a permission visit to Force Crag Mine, a mile or so from the village of Braithwaite. Closing in the 1980's it was open for around 200 years.
As part of my photography courses we're visiting 3 mines in 3 weeks. Thanks to the Ranger; Roy Henderson for his wonderful insight into the past.

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine-22 by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr

Force Crag Mine by Dave Wilson, on Flickr
 
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Down and beyond

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Some great photos their great post ,looks very easy to get in think people have been in their before how big scale was the inside do you no ?
 
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Down and beyond

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That’s the worst thing sadly when that happens ruins it for all of us who like exploring them and seing the original stuff what a shame
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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Lovely shots there, machinery is great subject to photograph. Those views always wow me. :thumb
 

tigger

mog
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Cumbria Record Office have plans from several dates (Thelkeld Quarry Museum also holds copies) and in the late 1990's The National Truss commissioned English Heritage to do a full report on the site (114 ring bound pages of pure porn!).
There is also an excellent book on the history of the site:
Tyler, Ian., (1990). Force Crag: The History of a Lakeland Mine. Marton: Red Earth
(if you like mines and mining history of Cumbria then Ian's books are a must)

Numerous plans of the buildings at various dates as well as the details of what remains and this is quite good when viewed with the images of the last processing plant above.

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wormster

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Wipes jaw off floor, some stunning shots there!!! - always wanted to look in the mill!!!!!
 

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