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Report - Islip Mines & Quarries


it's dark in here innit?
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Islip ironstone quarries and mines supplied ironstone to furnaces in the Kettering area and were begun around 1869 by the Islip Iron Ore Co. and later taken over by Stewarts & Lloyds Ltd. A narrow gauge railway connected various different mines and quarries around Slipton. As far as I know this paricular on ceased production in July 1915.

Vistited today with a couple of mates who lurk on here. The mine lays on private land some way off the nearest road and the access involved a bit of a comedy moment as we scurried for cover from a seemingly non existent game keeper's motor and then a tight squeeze into a backfilled adit. Eventually we got underground and spent over 2 hours exploring the mine but probably seeing only 25% of it. We got lost and it did become a bit worrying when we realised we'd been going in circles for a while. Never have I been so glad to see daylight again!




Some plants that were growing in a complete absence of light.

Ancient sweary graffitti that appears to have been painted with soot using a lamp or candle.







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