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Steven Crighton

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Location: Newtyle, Angus, Scotland

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Charlestown Mine
Posted: 08/01/2019 13:41:55
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Hi all hope i can be helped

I couldnt find an entrance to the Charlestown Mine when i was there. I was pushed for time so i didnt get a good hunt around.

I see that the last photos of them on here were from 2014 which makes me think they might be closed off. Can anyone confirm this to save me the 3 bus journey down?

Cheers
IP: 2.27.187.126 Edited: 08/01/2019 13:42:25 by Steven Crighton
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Charlestown Mine
Posted: 08/01/2019 15:29:52
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I take it you mean the Limestone mine?

Most of the place is flooded, you can enter slightly but the water level was up to where the workings break out into the open.
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Location: Harrow Weald

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Charlestown Mine
Posted: 12/01/2019 00:45:14
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Last time there I did not have a GPS, but from the map the location that you want seems to be about 306572,684175. Only the north and west extremity of the site is still accessible, the rest having been used for landfill. The limestone, and the workings, dip to the west and are indeed rather wet. I don't know how far they go, but assume that whatever drainage that was present when they were working, possibly an adit, is now blocked.

Last time I was there I was stung on the face by a wasp which I walked into. Most unpleasant. Should be safe in winter.
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