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in 1847 ironstone was found at Skinningrove and the first superior quality ironstone mine was built. The mine was owned by industrialists Henry Bolckow and John Vaughan. The iron ore was transported from Skinningrove to the blast furnaces on the River Tyne for smelting. In 1850 John Vaughan and a geologist from Darlington called John Marley discovered a main seam of ironstone in Eston Hills after a day surveying. In 1851 the railway network was extended to serve the mine at Skinningrove, three blast furnaces were also built at Skinningrove. The mined ironstone could be smelted in Cleveland, reducing the transporting distance to Tyneside.in 1847 ironstone was found at Skinningrove and the first superior quality ironstone mine was built. The mine was owned by industrialists Henry Bolckow and John Vaughan. The iron ore was transported from Skinningrove to the blast furnaces on the River Tyne for smelting. In 1850 John Vaughan and a geologist from Darlington called John Marley discovered a main seam of ironstone in Eston Hills after a day surveying. In 1851 the railway network was extended to serve the mine at Skinningrove, three blast furnaces were also built at Skinningrove. The mined ironstone could be smelted in Cleveland, reducing the transporting distance to Tyneside.


Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum (Saltburn))

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum (Saltburn) ghost hunts

Mill Lane, Deepdale , Skinningrove, Cleveland TS13 4AP
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9pm - 2am 20 places left
Friday 13/10/2017
£39 per person

Underground tunnels created in 1847. Many lives both young and old were lost here as minors struggled in the most horrendous working conditions. Today its said that children’s disembodied voices can be heard in the darkness amongst knocking, whistling, shuffling feet and even horses. Full body apparitions of people have also been seen many times walking from one end of the tunnels to the other.

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