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Report - Rockwood Pigments, High Tor Works, Matlock Bath May 2015


Megs

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I was in Matlock for the day and obviously it would be rude not to do some exploring while I was there. so of course I did some research and found this, pretty empty and wrecked now but still worth a visit.

History (stolen from 'Paulpowers' thank you!)
Rockwood Pigments Factory is located under High Tor cliffs in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. The factory is now empty and faces an uncertain future. It is known as the High Tor Works.

Originally called Viaton, it was originally established for mining iron ore but after this was worked out in 1850 the waterwheel was used to grind white lead. At the end of the century the Via Gellia Colour Company took over, installing a turbine to drive four pairs of Peak stones which for the next twenty years ground iron oxide. Then bone char, the waste product from sugar refining, was ground until the late 1960s. Later the site was used for blending pre-ground chemically-produced colour products for use in paving slabs and other cement products. Finally the site became part of the Rockwood group.


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Deffo want to go back to venture into the mine!

Thank you for looking! :thumb


 
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Miss Mayhem

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Good effort, I would just say next time mention who's report
You have used it from and thank them for the history you
Have used.
Looking foward to some more reports :thumb
 

Megs

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The mine is pretty well locked up

I think DHL got into it a few years back.

:thumb good pics I like the muted tones

It was deffo accessible I could have gone in then but I didn't have the correct shoes or a torch or anything ha ha !! you can tell people have been in recently there is loads of foot marks on the fence....
 

Wernok

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Great thread, I'm planning a visit there with a few mates at the moment.
Has the pink office been broken into yet?
Wernok :)
 

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