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Iron Ore Mining on Muron Fell


There was extensive mining on Morton Fell, to the east of Lamplugh, near Whitehaven in Cumbria. This included Knockmurton mine (named after the hill 'Knock Muron') which was recorded as being owned by Wm. Baird & Co. Ltd. in the 1880s. It mined Red Hematite (iron ore). In 1902, Knockmurton, together with nearby Kelton mine employed 141 (121 working below ground and 20 on the surface). Knockmurton mine was abandoned in June, 1914.[1]

Lamplugh Civil Parish Kelton Iron Ore Mine Iron Ore Mining Murton Township, Lamplugh, 1848
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Knockmurton (Iron Ore)

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Old Rail Line

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Spoil Heap

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Mine Shaft

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disused mineral railway bridge

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Knockmurton No.1 Pit

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Disused Tramway

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