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New Belmont Mine, Guisborough

New Belmont Mine, Guisborough

We thought this was Chaloner Mine, but we have since been advised by David Richardson: ”This is the workshops and stables belonging to New Belmont Mine near Hunter Hill Farm south of Guisborough.

At Belmon Bank 500m East of this site was the original Belmont Mine, the ironstone seam there outcropped close to the foot of the bank but was found to rise to the west so by the time the mine was behind Hunter Hill farm its well over half way to the top of the bank.

The drift for New Belmont mine is still visible off the right of this photo and was constructed of concrete, unlike the drifts at old Belmont which were driven straight into the ironstone seam this drift is in fact an underground incline which climbs up the hill to reach the seam but arrives there some distance into the mine on one of its main roadways allowing new stone to be worked beyond the old workings south of Highcliff Nab.”
Image courtesy George Pearson and thanks to David for his clearing up our query, also to Dave Woods for his advice.

3 comments to New Belmont Mine, Guisborough

  • dave

    I may well be wrong but I thought Chalonor mine site was where the old tip was on Wilton Lane. I’ve heard this area called Chaloner Pit many times over the years. You can just about trace the railway to this site on Google Earth and it looks to be a different area to the photo when viewed in Google street view. Thanks.

  • This is the workshops and stables belonging to New Belmont Mine near Hunter Hill Farm south of Guisborough.

    At Belmon Bank 500m East of this site was the original Belmont Mine, the ironstone seam there outcropped close to the foot of the bank but was found to rise to the west so by the time the mine was behind Hunter Hill farm its well over half way to the top of the bank.

    The drift for New Belmont mine is still visible off the right of this photo and was constructed of concrete, unlike the drifts at old Belmont which were driven straight into the ironstone seam this drift is in fact an underground incline which climbs up the hill to reach the seam but arrives there some distance into the mine on one of its main roadways allowing new stone to be worked beyond the old workings south of Highcliff Nab.

  • Geoff Bailey

    The adit to the Old South Belmont Mine was stiil accessible when I was a kid and we used to pass it on our way from Belmangate to “The Old Tank” at the top of Butt Lane.We didn’t go in cos we thought that it was haunted!

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