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Kelton Iron Ore Mine


Prospecting for iron ore in the Kelton area was first recorded in 1853; by 1869 mines were established, with 3 shafts (1 at Knockmurton and 2 at Kelton Fell), owned by William Baird & Co. Ltd. The Rowrah and Kelton Fell mineral railway was opened in January 1877 to transport the ore from the mines on Kelton Fell and Murton Fell.[1] In 1900, there were 89 men employed by the mine at Kelton (71 working below ground and 18 on the surface).[2] The mine was abandoned by June 1914.

Kelton, Cumbria Iron Ore Mining Iron Ore Mining on Muron Fell
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Kelton (Iron Ore)

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Spoil tip to Kelton Ironstone Mine

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Tip at site of old mine

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Old Iron Ore Workings

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The Rowrah and Kelton Fell (Mineral) Railway
- Article by David Powell, 2008. "The explosion of railways in West Cumberland during the latter half of the 19th century was very much due to the mineral wealth found in ...

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disused mineral railway bridge

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Crumbling Bridge

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The track to Kelton Fell

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Iron Ore Mining on Muron Fell
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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 ...

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