Cleveland Ironstone Story – Part 2 – Where are the mines ?

Early ironmaking may date as far back as Roman times, multiple furnaces were in existence at Rievaulx Abbey by the 16th century with other small-scale operations on surface outcrops in Bilsdale, Bransdale, Rosedale and Fryup Dale.  Records also exist for coastal collection of ironstone from the foreshore and cliffs. Underground ironstone mining started at Grosmont […]

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