Mines

Beck Hole Mine Tramway

Conservation of historic structures can involve technically challenging engineering that requires forensic diagnosis and innovative solutions. This was particularly the case to stabilise an Elizabethan timber extension on a medieval stone gatehouse.

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, Appletreewick

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

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.