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Posted: 10/12/2009 16:13:20
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I am doing some research on local mines and quarries and wonder if anyone has any information to share please. The particular areas of interest are around the villages of Spratton and Brixworth 6 miles north of Northampton.

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Posted: 10/12/2009 16:29:02
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Seems to be a section on the area.

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/uk-mining-regions/default.aspx?ref=32
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Posted: 10/12/2009 16:45:43
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jhunt wrote:

I am doing some research on local mines and quarries and wonder if anyone has any information to share please. The particular areas of interest are around the villages of Spratton and Brixworth 6 miles north of Northampton.

Thanks


John


Any specific information? Specific mines/quarries? Social info? Family links? Output figures? The more specific the request I suspect the easier people will find to answer.
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Posted: 10/12/2009 18:54:38
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Thanks very much. I had seen the information on this site which is very useful. I am hoping that there might be some additional information out there somewhere.

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John
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Posted: 10/12/2009 19:02:56
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Maybe Mike could suggest a good book?

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Posted: 10/12/2009 19:25:45
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jhunt wrote:

Thanks very much. I had seen the information on this site which is very useful. I am hoping that there might be some additional information out there somewhere.

Kind regards

John


Hi John,

There is indeed further info out there. Probably the best place to start is Eric Tonk's epic work - The Ironstone Quarries of the Midlands. Originally published in 1957 and originally titled - The Ironstone Quarries & Tramways of the Midlands- as the title suggests, this monumental work dealt mainly with the ironstone quarries that were served by a railway or tramway.

However, Eric updated the the subject during the 1980's to deal with all of the ironstone quarries and mines with added research on quarrying methods, machinery, etc. thus bringing the Midlands ironstone industry story up to date. This update spanned 9 separate volumes, one each for the differing geographical areas of the ironstone bearing locations. The volume that you need for Brixworth is - The Ironstone Quarries of the Midlands - Part 3, the Northampton Area. The section describing the Brixworth Quarries will give you all of the info you need on the history of the site and what remained until the 1980's. A lot has changed in the area since then but there are remains there worth going to see. Also, have a look on Google Earth. Best of luck.

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Alan
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Posted: 10/12/2009 21:19:30
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Hi I've been entering the mines and quarries on the data base and have some detail on the area relating to Brixworth old pits and the Brixworth quarries from Vol 3 of Tonks, drop me a pm as I have some concise histories from another volume I can give you.

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Posted: 12/12/2009 14:24:24
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Hi again John,

I am assuming that you live in the Northampton area, if so, it would be a good idea to get in touch with Geoffrey Starmer. Geoff has committed a lifetime to the study of the industrial archaeology of Northamptonshire, especially the ironstone quarries. Geoff can be contacted by the following link:

http://www.niag.org.uk/index.html

This is the website of the Northampton Industrial Archaeology Group, formed by Geoff back in the 1970's, they have a packed archive of information covering ironstone sites and many other industries, it would be well worth getting in touch.

Cheers

Alan
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Posted: 29/12/2018 20:18:13
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Old old thread I know, but did you find the information you were looking for in the end? IP: 185.217.0.108
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