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Report - Willowclose Ironstone Mine, Northants - September 2010


thompski

Leggy brunette
28DL Full Member
Think I forgot to post this or something, but yeah anyway the countryside around Kettering had considerable Iron ore deposits which lead to the development of the Corby Steelworks.

The few mines in the local area were largely worked by Stewart and Lloyds for its Corby concern and a few by the Stanton Ironworks Company.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect when visiting this mine, it's much more expansive then I anticipated. We bumped into two locals on the first visit whom were considerably knowledgeable about the mines and their history and pointed us in the direction of one of the worked sections which had a large amount of railway left in situ with the hoof prints of the ponies which pulled the ore wagons out of the mine.

But yeah I digress...

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Jongee

28DL Member
28DL Member
Would you mind if I used some of these photos in my research of Upleatham mine in New Marske.

Regards
Gary Guess
 

Down and beyond

From the land of the pillar and stall
28DL Full Member
Hello mate the guy your messaging has not been online since 2016 so I don’t think he will reply sadly just to let you know fair play for asking also this mine has been lost for many years now sadly got completely filled in All the addits was a Major loss to us locals
 

Jongee

28DL Member
28DL Member
Hello mate the guy your messaging has not been online since 2016 so I don’t think he will reply sadly just to let you know fair play for asking also this mine has been lost for many years now sadly got completely filled in All the addits was a Major loss to us locals
Thanks for that I will use them as examples of what the mining method looked like and attribute him in the text.
Thanks

Gary
 

Thebritishunter

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
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Hello mate the guy your messaging has not been online since 2016 so I don’t think he will reply sadly just to let you know fair play for asking also this mine has been lost for many years now sadly got completely filled in All the addits was a Major loss to us locals
They finally sealed up the last entrance then? Because last I knew there was a tiny entrance still accessible a couple years back
 

Down and beyond

From the land of the pillar and stall
28DL Full Member
Yes mate sadly it got filled in around a year ago the addit you speak of
 

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