Old Mines

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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 08:48

Old Mines

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Beck Hole Mine TramwayOptimized Beck Hole Mine

S&CC was part of a major scheme for the North York Moors National Park Authority in 2017. S&CC were involved in the conservation works for the mine and an old bridge pier in particular.

S&CC outlined simple solutions for the pier and devised anti-scour measures that allowed works to be carried out by in-house staff and volunteers.

 

 

Red Scar Lead Mine, AppletreewickOptimized Red Scar Lead Mine

Working alongside architects, Spence and Dower for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. S&CC were responsible for the structural report outlining the required consolidation works.

After a site investigation S&CC concluded that the site was unusual as ground movement was not an issue. The distress in the structure was a result of deterioration in the upper structures of the mine.

Prosperous Lead Mine

Prosperous Lead Mine is an 18th century lead processing complex in the Upper Nidderdale.

S&CC were responsible for the recommendation of works that were needed. Such as the capping of the existing mine shafts, this was seen as a crucial element of the project as one of the shafts was five meters away from a public footpath.

Keld Lime Kiln

S&CC were involved in the preparation of drawings based on rectified photographs for repairs and consolidation of Keld Lime Kiln, swaderdale. S&CC were employed by Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Saltom Pithead (Scheduled Monument)

Saltom Pithead is a group of engine houses built in the 18th century near Whitehaven, Cumbria. The engine houses were part of one of the most innovative mines in the UK.

S&CC issued a report evaluating the recent ground movement at the site which had caused the cap for the mine shaft to crack. S&CC had concluded that it was more of a necessity that the adjacent sea wall was consolidated rather than the building itself.

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum – North Drift

As part of the above works S&CC inspected and recommended remedial works to allow visitors to enter an original mine.

 

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum at Skinningrove

Skinningrove Ironstone Mine Museum was in operation between 1865-1958 making up Cleveland’s third biggest mine, employing 500 men and boys.

Following the collapse of a vault in 2018, S&CC were then appointed as Principal Designers for remedial works and to carry out any forensic investigations. 

Following collapse of a vault above the upcast shaft, S&CC prepared a forensic report into the causes and designed remedial works. S&CC were also appointed as Principal Designer to supervise developments at the museum with HLF funding.

 

Roseberry Ironstone Mine for North York Moors National Park

Roseberry Ironstone Mine was a 19th century mine, the largest of three ironstone mines in the Roseberry area.  

S&CC were responsible for the inspection of the surrounding building structures associated with a winched incline. S&CC also prepared and supervised the consolidation of a blasting house.