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Hodbarrow Iron Ore Mines (1850 - 1968)


The first of the Hodbarrow iron ore (red hematite) mines, located between Millom and the seashore at Hodbarrow Point in Cumberland (now Cumbria), opened in c.1850. At that time Millom was a small settlement, but it was to grow rapidly in association with the mines and iron works. By 1896, Hodbarrow Mining Co. Ltd. was employing 1,435 people, (1,117 working below ground, and 318 working on the surface).[1] It was the largest iron mine in the world at that time. The company built a substantial seawall (the 'Hodbarrow Outer Barrier') to protect the mines from the sea. This was completed in 1905, having taken five years and almost £600,000 to build. The mines closed in 1968. The 105 hectar the site of the former mine was purchased by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in 1986. It is now the Hodbarrow Reserve, which is now a large coastal lagoon and grasslands, and part of the part of the Duddon Estuary SSSI.

Millom Haverigg Mining Hodbarrow Lighthouse Hodbarrow Outer Barrier Windmill at Hodbarrow Point Hodbarrow Old Lighthouse Former Hodbarrow Mining Company Offices 1850 Steel Green, Haverigg
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Hod Barrow Mine

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Hodbarrow Hematite Mine - Iron Side Tipper

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Iron-Mining Sculpture, Millom

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Hodbarrow (Iron Ore)

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Steel Green, Haverigg
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Steel Green, Haverigg
- Overview Map Street View Steel Green is a small settlement located about half a mile south of Millom and immediately east of Haverigg. Port Haverigg Holiday Village is located here ...
Hodbarrow Lighthouse
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Hodbarrow Lighthouse
- Overview Map Hodbarrow Lighthouse (also known as Haverigg Lighthouse) is built on the Hodbarrow Outer Barrier sea wall, near Haverigg. It was built by the Hodbarrow Mining Company in 1905. ...
Windmill at Hodbarrow Point
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Windmill at Hodbarrow Point
- The ruins of a windmill are located at Hodbarrow Point, south of Millom. The old windmill was used by Hodbarrow Iron Ore Mine to store gunpowder, used for blasting, between 1855 and ...
Hodbarrow Old Lighthouse
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Hodbarrow Old Lighthouse
Former Hodbarrow Mining Company Offices
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Former Hodbarrow Mining Company Offices
- Overview Map Street View The former offices if the Hodbarrow Mining Company are located in Steel Green, Haverigg. They were built in 1873 and are significant for being the last ...
Hodbarrow Outer Barrier
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Hodbarrow Outer Barrier
- Hodbarrow Outer Barrier is an extensive sea wall built between 1900 and 1905 by the Hodbarrow Mining Co. Ltd. to protect it's iron ore mine from the sea. This was ...
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HODBARROW POINT
- "......The Lower Carboniferous Limestones at Millom contained one of the largest bodies of hematite ever discovered and in 1855 two men Nathaniel Caine and John Barratt formed the Hodbarrow Mining ...

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