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Author Sharnberry magazine - or what?
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Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Posted: 04/06/2012 17:35:43
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I think you have to dig quite deep ('scuse the pun) to find more about this project, although I have seen photos of the various outfalls both then & now.
The construction company were from Germany, but don't have any further information on that score. Ironically, the need for more water to feed the heavy industry on Teeside (the original purpose of this amazing feat of engineering) lessened as time went on - which now leaves the aqueduct more or less redundant. Perhaps someone will start doing underground guided bike tours from Keilder reservoir to Eggleston - should be a smooth ride as the tunnel is concrete lined all the way.
I think there was a clear policy not to complicate things by going after any minerals, hence no mining activity. But nowadays, who knows?

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Posted: 04/06/2012 18:22:54
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There's also the unused 13km transfer tunnel between the Tees and the Wiske built in the late 1990s

The sort of thing that gives urbexers wet dreams...
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Posted: 04/06/2012 18:33:50
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christwigg wrote:



The sort of thing that gives urbexers wet dreams...


Not if its just smooth concrete tunnel, nothing to see...

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Posted: 04/06/2012 18:44:29
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Oh I don't know, spin some burning wire wool and give it a cool name like the 'Tempest Prognosticator' and you'll have people from all over the country trying to get in. Cool IP: 82.5.179.238
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Posted: 04/06/2012 18:51:10
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christwigg wrote:

Oh I don't know, spin some burning wire wool and give it a cool name like the 'Tempest Prognosticator' and you'll have people from all over the country trying to get in. Cool


Now I wonder what group you have in mind
Laugh Laugh Laugh

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Posted: 04/06/2012 22:25:43
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May be of interest.



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Posted: 05/06/2012 23:22:03
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/5809354630/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Section of the tunnel during development ,showing loco/tubs rail system and large workshops /stores near Frosterley Weardale.

Roundhill quarry and the Rogerley mine are in the background.
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Posted: 05/06/2012 23:58:57
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Frosterley outfall.

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2198315
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Posted: 06/06/2012 08:02:37
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Would this be the large chain linked fenced area seen from the road?
I wondered what it was, with all the "Keep Outs" etc

The interesting thing is that as soon as dire notices spring up its telling people that there is something there.

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Posted: 17/03/2016 12:16:29
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Sorry for the 4 years late reply. The building looks to be the top of the 200m Sharnberry air shaft. Info taken from page 4 of this PDF on the subject...

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=14&ved=0ahUKEwj5kYuu2cfLAhWLXBQKHYzHAng4ChAWCC0wAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhispagua.cedex.es%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fespeciales%2FTrasvases%2520Africa%2Fhydrological_wear.pdf&usg=AFQjCNH69FsWsp3V87KGhfAZ_dYFKs7Kdg&bvm=bv.117218890,d.bGs&cad=rja
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Posted: 17/03/2016 13:01:36
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Just a little more lateness, John MacPherson took these during the construction phase at Frosterley, I think that was at the end of the 1970's. It was a meet of the "Conglomerate Society", not sure whether the members were fans of concrete or whether it still exists.

I believe it was officially opened in 1982.

Bottom pic must have been taken from the shed on the flickr link from chriscambo25, possibly at a very similar time.

Any additional insight always helps and maybe some names perhaps?




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Posted: 17/03/2016 16:09:14
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I can remember a Tyne Tees news report with a water engineer cycling the tunnel to inspect it, filmed from the Sharnberry Shaft, it may have been the site of a magazine before this usage, it would take a bit of bang to gain access IP: 109.153.179.206
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Posted: 17/03/2016 17:51:17
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Eggleston outfall.

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.59863&lon=-1.998665&z=18.2&r=0&src=msa
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Posted: 17/03/2016 17:55:40
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Heres the planning application for the shaft and structure.

Reference 6/1974/0341/DM
Alternative Reference Not Available
Application Received Tue 26 Nov 1974
Application Validated Tue 26 Nov 1974
Address Land Near Sharnberry, Egglestone Common
Proposal Sinking of air shaft to tunnel and construction of shaft house
Status Decided
Decision Approved
Decision Issued Date Wed 18 Dec 1974
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