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Head Gear of Crags Hall Ironstone Mine

Head Gear of Crags Hall Ironstone Mine

A view of Crags Hall ironstone mine viewed possibly from the road linking Brotton and Carlin How. The mine operated from 1871 to 1892, the only indication of the existence of the mine is the cottages and farm on the hillside. The mine was named after the farm, the cottages came later and after the mine closed a collection of building, which stood below the road (now a grassy field) were known as Crags Hall cottages, they were demolished in 1966. Simon Chapman confirms our belief in the view: ”This view is from the road looking towards the sea. The two shafts shown here were south of the railway whereas the fanhouse (to left) was on the seaward side.”
Image courtesy of George Pearson and thanks to Simon for the update.

2 comments to Head Gear of Crags Hall Ironstone Mine

  • Colin

    The buildings in the background could be the farm and cottages so the photo may have been taken from sea side looking inland.

  • Simon Chapman

    This view is from the road looking towards the sea. The two shafts shown here were south of the railway whereas the fanhouse (to left) was on the seaward side.

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