Belmont Ironstone Mine

Lease Holders

  • 1853 – 1886 : Weardale Iron and Coal Company
  • 1861 – 1877 : (sub-leased) North of England Industrial Company.
  • 1907 – 1929 : Bolckow, Vaughan and Company
  • 1929 – 1931 : Dorman Long and Company

Timeline

  • 1855 – Production starts initially from surface quarries
  • 1861 – Part of royalty sub-leased as South Belmont
  • 1877 – Production ends
  • 1907 – Bolckow and Vaughan take lease and relocate to Hunters Hill site
  • 1909 – Production re-starts
  • 1914 – Picking Belt and Aerial ropeway built and electric sirocco fan replaces furnace ventilation
  • 1921 – Production ends

The lease later passed to Dorman Long but no further ironstone was ever produced

The mine buildings at Hunters Hill survive as a farm with other mine buildings in the woodland.

Sources

Catalogue of Cleveland Ironstone Mine (Peter Tuffs, Cleveland Ironstone Series, 2003)

Guisborough District Mines (Simon Chapman, Cleveland Ironstone Series, 2001)