Hartlepool Magnesia Works


Hartlepool Magnesia Works by North Sands at Hartlepool were originally developed by the Steetley Lime and Building Stone Company in 1937. The plant used a new technique for producing magnesia from dolomitic lime (mined nearby at Coxhoe) by reacting it with seawater. The product was becoming increasingly important in the steel industry. At the start of the Second World War in 1939 Hartlepool was the only UK source of magnesia. The 24-acre site was also known as Steeley Magesia, Pallister Works, and Redland Magnesia - reflecting changes in ownership. The plant was expanded in the early 1960s and was producing around 250,000 tonnes of magnesia a year. The decline of the UK steel industry led to the plant closing in 2005.[1] Long after the works closed, the tall 230 ft Steetley Chimney remained a local landmark, until it was demolished on the 29th of July 2012. Local charities sold 6,000 raffle tickets for the opportunity to press the button to blow up the chimney - the honour falling to school boy Jamie Bell.[2] One remaining legacy of the plant is the 2,000 ft long Steetley Pier.

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Hartlepool Magnesium Works, Headland and docks, 1961 - aerial view

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Steetley Magnesia Works, 1950 - Gas Cleaning Plant

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Hartlepool (Steetley) Magnesia Works, 1942

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Hartlepool Magnesia Works, 1959 - aerial view

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Hartlepool Magnesia Works, Sept 1958

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Hartlepool Magnesia Works, 1937

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Hartlepool Magnesia Works, 1961 - Jetty Caisson

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Hartlepool Magnesia Works, 1961

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Hartlepool (Steetley) Magnesia Works, 1951 - Gas Cleaning Plant

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Steetley Magnesia Works, 1950 - Hartlepool

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Steetley - Hartlepool Magnesia Works, 1958

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Hartlepool Magnesia Works, 1963 - Desorption Tower

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Hartlepool Magnesia Works, Oct 1958 - Spent seawater outfall

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Hartlepool Magnesia Works, 1942

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Hartlepool Magnesia Works, July 1963 - Spent Seawater PIpes

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Hartlepool Magnesia Works, 1944 - shaft kiln

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Steetley Magnesite, Hartlepool

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Hartlepool Magnesia Works, 1958

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Steetley Magnesium Works, Hartlepool -1938: Pre Treatment Tanks

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Hartlepool Magnesium Works, Product Development

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Hartlepool Magnesium works, 1938

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Shunting at Hartlepool Magnesium Works

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Steetley Magnesium Works, Hartlepool - 1962

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Hartlepool Magnesium Works, 1957 - Wash Tower Construction

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Hartlepool Magnesium Works, 1957 - Kiln Construction

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Steetley Magnesite, Hartlepool - 1944

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Steetley Magnesium Works, 1944 - Hartlepool

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Steetley Chimney demolition, Hartlepool

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Steetley Pier, North Sands, Hartlepool
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Steetley Pier, North Sands, Hartlepool
- Steetley Pier off North Sands in Hartlepool was built for the former Steetley Magnesite plant in the 1960s. The 2,000 ft pier was built to provide fresh seawater for the ...
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The Steetley Chimney demolition
- ITV REPORT, 29 July 2012 . "Jamie Bell kicks off the demolition... An unusual raffle prize... the chance to blow up a North East landmark. The 230ft Steetley Chimney in Hartlepool ...

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Steetley
- "Steetley Magnesite, also known as Hartlepool Magnesia Works and Palliser Works, was located at Hartlepool Headland. Originally known as The Steetley Lime and Building Stone Company and was named after ...

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Ruined Tank

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Steel Gantry

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Ruined Tank

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Filtration tank at Steetley Magnesite, Hartlepool

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Part of the Agitation Mechanism

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Ruined Tank

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Ruined Tank

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Railway Sidings

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Abandoned Railway Sidings

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Ruined Ribs of Tank

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Skeleton Framework of Tank

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Ruined Tank

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Steetley Magnesite

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Chimney at Steetley Magnesite, Hartlepool

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Steetley Magnasite reduced to rubble

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Ruined Tank

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Reinforced Concrete Ruins

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Steetley Magnasite

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Steetley Magnesite Works

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North Sands around the former Steetley Magnesite pier

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Hartlepool
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Hartlepool
- Overview History Timeline Map Street View   Hartlepool is a town in County Durham on the North Sea coast of North East England, north of Middlesbrough and south of Sunderland. ...

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