Spoil heaps at Broomhope

  • Description

    "After Armstrong bought the mineral rights in the Ridsdale and the Broomhope valley area he moved the Ridsdale Iron Works plant and machinery to his site at Elswick. Ironstone continued to be extracted and calcinated in kilns at Broomhope and nearby Hindhaugh, and despatched to Elswick via a mile-long branch line which Armstrong had constructed up Broomhope valley. Around half a million tons had been extracted by 1879 when the deposits became worked out or uneconomic. The spoil heaps have never been levelled and remain extensive to this day." Photo by Pete Saunders, 2007.
  • Owner

    Pete Saunders
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/568557
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 4 months ago
    Viewed: 112 times
    Picture Taken: 2007-09-23
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