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Easton On The Hill Iron Quarry (United Kingdom)

Original Quarry started in 1873 by Wingerworth Iron co, R.Eldred and then Son to 1892. Marquess of Exeter from 1902, North Lincolnshire Iron Co Ltd from 1913.

The 1902 and 1913 re-working of the quarry re-opened the 1 in 13 incline down to the Tippler on the MR line as a self acting rope worked incline with the upper 300 yds of route into the quarry being worked by a steam loco. The gauge was 3ft and the last loco was an 0-4-0ST built by Hudswell Clarke (Wks No 1106 of 1915) named UTHIE.
The quarries closed circa 1922 yet have left us with possibly the best industrial archaeology in the whole Midlands Ironstone fields that tells us how the smaller quarries typically looked and operated. This cannot be said of any other Ironston site remaining.

A walk was done on the 16.07.09 and amazingly the roofed engine shed was to be found at the top of the incline complete with Ash pit, adjacent to this was the overgrown 5ft 8in Dia Horizontal winding drum and brake mechanism complete with operating/control wheel. the brick lined cutting could be traced into the overgrown cutting above the engine shed.
The incline end can be found in the valley bottom ending at the tippler and the raised siding. Both iron tipplers are still there but thrown off their mounts, there were the tippler beams and also part of the weigh bridge present in the grass.

The whole site is an incredible place and whilst heavily overgrown is well worth the effort of forcing thru trees and the withering nettle stings.

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Easton On The Hill Iron Quarry belongs to the Leicestershire region.

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