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Report - Rockwood Pigments Matlock, 2017


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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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This looks totally different in the daylight, nice shots.
There's a lot of rubbish there now from the heights of Abraham, there's cut up wire rope and a gondola, did you find the mine?


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I must admit I didn't go in the mine myself. Interesting to know it's still blocked off. Was the gate on the front open then obviously, it was open when I went mid summer but people have reported it being locked.

I didn't take many pics when I went I tried a video on a new camera, I just got a mostly black video with lots of strange noises lol, there was someone there when I went and they hid in the dark shadows following me around while I was there, I could hear them moving around and the video picks even more noises up. Some great spooky fun, I probably scared them more than they scared me lol.

I didn't fancy the ladder in the corner for any roof shots, I must go back during the day sometime. I went in from the main gates at the end as I had visions of me swimming if I tried the bridge lol.
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