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Author Mine Headframes in the British Isles
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Posted: 12/03/2016 18:22:59
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AR wrote:

I think it's around the 300' mark, though Darkmole or another of the Derbyshire old hands will know for definite. It dates back to working for spar in the 1960s-70s by a small partnership, hence the ramshackle nature.


Thanks for that info - is the site Listed or scheduled?
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Posted: 12/03/2016 18:37:54
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Buckhill wrote:

Is St Hilda, Westoe's upcast, South Shields still standing? It was just a few years ago - Henry Robson Way opposite the B & Q store.


I think that this is the engine house only. Can anyone verify, please?
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Posted: 12/03/2016 18:46:08
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Manicminer wrote:

Parys mountain


There's 2 inclined shaft headframes at Gwynfynydd, 1 steel from the 1980's and 1 wooden one from late 1800 when my great grandfather was head carpenter there


Staying with vertical shafts for the present - will start a sub-list for sub-vertical shafts
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Posted: 12/03/2016 18:47:49
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PeteJ wrote:

Manicminer wrote:

Parys mountain


There's 2 inclined shaft headframes at Gwynfynydd, 1 steel from the 1980's and 1 wooden one from late 1800 when my great grandfather was head carpenter there


Staying with vertical shafts for the present - will start a sub-list for sub-vertical shafts


Vertical shaft headframe - Parys Mountain (in case you missed it :thumbupSmile

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Posted: 12/03/2016 18:49:31
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Next edition of list out later today. Thanks for everyone's comments. IP: 146.199.86.19 Edited: 12/03/2016 18:49:58 by PeteJ
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Posted: 12/03/2016 18:50:47
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Boulby Potash Mine in Redcar and Cleveland, I was reminded today, has a third headgear inside the building over the Tailings Shaft.

There is a steel headgear inside a building at Dalton Pumping Station in Co. Durham. A mile or two north is North Dalton P. S. which has an external steel tandem headgear.


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Posted: 12/03/2016 19:47:05
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PeteJ wrote:

AR wrote:

I think it's around the 300' mark, though Darkmole or another of the Derbyshire old hands will know for definite. It dates back to working for spar in the 1960s-70s by a small partnership, hence the ramshackle nature.


Thanks for that info - is the site Listed or scheduled?


Not protected in any way, to the best of my knowledge - and assuming it's still there!

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Posted: 12/03/2016 20:05:14
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PeteJ wrote:

Buckhill wrote:

Is St Hilda, Westoe's upcast, South Shields still standing? It was just a few years ago - Henry Robson Way opposite the B & Q store.


I think that this is the engine house only. Can anyone verify, please?


Pete, the brick-enlosed shaft was behind (NE?) and connected to the windowed building, which has been referred to as a pumphouse. The sheave wheels were visible above the shaft enclosure and when I last saw it there were a pair of spare sheaves mounted at ground level with ropes running from them to the headgear.
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Posted: 12/03/2016 20:09:59
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simonrail wrote:

Boulby Potash Mine in Redcar and Cleveland, I was reminded today, has a third headgear inside the building over the Tailings Shaft.

There is a steel headgear inside a building at Dalton Pumping Station in Co. Durham. A mile or two north is North Dalton P. S. which has an external steel tandem headgear.


I am assuming that the Daltons were built for water supply? If so, I am not including them.
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Posted: 12/03/2016 20:28:14
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PeteJ wrote:

simonrail wrote:

Boulby Potash Mine in Redcar and Cleveland, I was reminded today, has a third headgear inside the building over the Tailings Shaft.

What is the function of the headgear? Was it constructed in order to drive the tailings tunnel?
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Posted: 12/03/2016 20:31:35
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AR wrote:

I've just remembered another one, Overton Mine at Ashover, which I think is still there?



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In connection with the Groverake preservation attempt, it would be really useful to know if the Overton headgear is still there....can anyone take a look and report back? I'll owe you a pint somewhere in the Peak.
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Posted: 12/03/2016 20:50:01
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PeteJ wrote:

I have uploaded my latest version of the list dated 09 03 2016. Corrections and comments are required.


Latest version dated 12 03 2016 is here. http://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents/Personal-Album-1334/Headframes-Version-12-03-2016.pdf

As before. comments required.
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Posted: 12/03/2016 21:02:47
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Both the pumping stations at Dalton and North Dalton were built for domestic water supply from wells about 400 feet deep hence the need for headgears.

The Tailings Shaft at Boulby is about 450 feet deep and takes waste water from the processing plant down to a tunnel to release it into the North Sea. A temporary headgear was used in shaft sinking and the present headgear is used for man-riding in the shaft. It's hidden inside a building to make it visually acceptable in the National Park.


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Posted: 14/03/2016 00:41:40
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Bestwood, Notts- Grade II* List Entry 1235186

Washington 'F' Pit (includes engine house, winding engine & headgear)- Scheduled, List Entry 1018224

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Posted: 14/03/2016 07:16:51
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Overton headgear Definitely still there, one of my dog walk / bike rides pass it,
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Posted: 14/03/2016 08:31:41
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Thanks Ric!

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Posted: 14/03/2016 09:38:17
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PeteJ wrote:

PeteJ wrote:

I have uploaded my latest version of the list dated 09 03 2016. Corrections and comments are required.


Latest version dated 12 03 2016 is here. http://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents/Personal-Album-1334/Headframes-Version-12-03-2016.pdf

As before. comments required.


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Posted: 14/03/2016 10:14:17
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Just an observation
The two at Snailbeach are reconstructions on there original shafts. They used mostly original ironwork which survived with new timber.
Georges shaft headgear is faithful to what was there at the last days of working including it's cage.
Black Tom for reasons only known to the county architect is rather squat! Angry

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Posted: 14/03/2016 15:44:36
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Thank you for your two pennyworth - very useful. Keep them coming! All helps with discussions with national bodies about the merits and origins of the remaining head frames. IP: 146.199.86.19
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Posted: 14/03/2016 18:49:49
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owd git wrote:

Overton headgear Definitely still there, one of my dog walk / bike rides pass it,
Ric'.


I owe you a pint, or two.

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