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A disused slate quarry situated in the Tilberthwaite Valley, near Coniston, Hodge Close is one of many such slate workings in the Tilberthwaite area The mine was worked from the 19th century to the early 1960s and is now a site much favoured by divers The quarry, once worked as a open pit, is now now flooded by 150ft, with a chamber coming ....

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Old Man of Coniston

The Old Man of Coniston is a fell in the Furness Fells in the Cumbria, English Lake District and is the highest point county top of the historic county of Lancashire It is at least 2,63262 feet 80242 m high, and lies to the west of the village of Coniston and the lake, Coniston WaterThe fell is sometimes known by the alternative name of Coniston Old Man, or simply The Old Man...

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Life as a quarryman

Life of the Quarry Men in the 19th Century One only has to look at an aerial photograph of Rossendale to see enormous holes cleaved out of the landscape, some of these holes are kilometres in scale When one researches into the origin of these vast pits and discovers that they were stone quarries dug by hand and rudimentary tools a sense of awe ....

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Hodge Close walk National Trust

Go through the gateway beside the house and back onto the tarmac road, passing an entrance down into Hodge Close quarry on your left Hodge Close Quarry is a dramatic example of man s influence upon the appearance of a landscape, featuring a huge cavern with a water filled bottom which dominates the landscape, along with large spoil piles from the slate mining...

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Hodge Close Quarry in Coniston, Cumbria The remains of a ,

Hodge Close Quarry in Coniston, Cumbria The remains of a crane submerged in a quarry approximately 152m deep Other items include vans, cars and other machinery used when the slate quarry was active...

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theconiston The Rave Scene in Coniston

Matt Stokes is an artist who has been researching the 1991 summer of love series of cave raves held at Hodge Close, near Coniston What has emerged is a picture of discord , The 7th Rave in the cave saw Hodge close road bumper to bumper from the main road 2 the quarry, it was so popular , balancing on oil drums,bits o slate trees,we did ....

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Quarries near Coniston, Cumbria Reviews

Find Quarries near Coniston, Cumbria, as well as other companies providing industrial services near you Get reviews, contact details, opening hours and photos, or ,...

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Quarrying Industrial History of Cumbria

Coniston Old Man slate quarry, C16-C20 SD 280 980 Adit many , stables, dressing shed x9 , office, pipeway, quarry, railway, ropeway, smithy, spoil heap, stone sawing mill...

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Broughton Moor near Coniston, Cumbria

Broughton Moor, Lakeland Green Slate, 7 miles south-west of Coniston, Cumbria Polishing The photographs are part of a large collection donated by Mr Hugh O Neill, former Special Correspondent for Quarry Manager Journal and Cement, Lime and Gravel in the early 1960s...

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The Fatal Quarry Accident At Coniston

The Fatal Quarry Accident At Coniston An inquest was held on Saturday morning last, at the Sun Hotel, Coniston, before Mr Coroner Poole, on the body of John Shepherd Casson, who was killed by a fall of rock on Wednesday, the 27th ult, whilst working at the Hodge Close Quarry, Coniston, as briefly reported in last week s News...

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About Coniston Slate Coniston Slate

The Old Man of Coniston is situated in the heart of the Lakes District, it is 2,634 feet 803 m high, and lies to the west of the village of Coniston The slate mines are situated on the North East flank of the Old Man, and are known as Old Man Quarries , though sometimes given the individual names of Brandy Crag, SaddleStone and Moss Head...

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Barrow man found dead after Coniston quarry jump

Jul 11, 2018 0183 32 The body of a man has been found in a disused Lake District quarry The 30-year-old man, from Barrow, was spotted jumping from height into the water at Hodge Close Quarry, Coniston, Cumbria ....

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Heelwalker1 Coppermines, Quarries Coniston Old Man

Aug 19, 2012 0183 32 Coppermines, Quarries Coniston Old Man , Enormous steel ropes and pipes surround and sometimes cross the path and there are large mounds of slate with the occasional slate hut and tunnel entrance in ruins Down in the Coppermine Valley you can also still see the evidence of the old min...

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Now THAT s a rocky horror show Haunting cliff face ,

Oct 30, 2015 0183 32 The skull is only visible when the waters of Hodge Close slate quarry, located near Coniston in Cumbria, are still The abandoned site, once a ,...

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Five Lake District walks and how to stay safe when out ,

Dec 11, 2021 0183 32 Hodge Close Quarry is just one of many slate workings in the Tilberthwaite Valley, between Langdale and Coniston This was worked on a large scale from the 19th century to small scale in the early 1960s Hodge Close Quarry is a massive excavation of light green coloured slate, sheer-sided and unfenced, with an original worked depth from ground ....

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Bespoke slate name and number plates Coniston Slate

Dig Deeper Into Coniston Slate We have two hard-working and experienced craftsmen on site - Neville, who owns the quarry, and Richard They blast, quarry and finish all the slate by hand Working from their open fronted workshop Neville and Richard create a product which is unique to the Lake District and which is second-to-none in quality...

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Old Quarry Lake District High Resolution Stock Photography ,

Abandoned slate quarry near Elterwater, Langdale, Lake District National Park, England UK Derelict mine workings at Saddlestone Quarry on the flank of The Old Man of Coniston in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England...

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Hodge Close Trail Coniston

Hodge Close Trail, Coniston Address, Hodge Close Trail Reviews 45/5 , which has been dug out of the mountain side by slate miners with shovels and dynamite Beware however, because this place can be dangerous with deep surrounding pools containing many hidden dangers - but the views and sheer size of the place is way beyond anything we ....

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Coniston Old Man Slate Quarries

Oct 13, 2015 0183 32 Aerial video of some of the abandoned slate quarries on the Old Man of Coniston in the English Lake District...

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Slate Industrial History of Cumbria

Workable slate is obtained from two main geological deposits 1 The cleaved tuffs of the Borrowdale Volcanic Group of the Ordovician series which give the silver-grey slates of Coniston Old Man the green slates of Broughton Moor, Hodge Close and Kirkstone and the blue-black slates of Brathay and Longsleddale 2...

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Coniston Water Prints Photography by James Bell

The Silver Birch contrasting with the rich Blue Slate of Hodge Close Quarry near Coniston Zoom Buy Now coniston-prints Coniston Shore 2 Review s A snow capped Coniston Old Man over Coniston Water A perfectly clear sky and calm conditions make this a classic Lakeland scene Zoom Buy Now...

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Abseiling and Rock Climbing near Coniston with More Than ,

Oct 22, 2020 0183 32 The slate quarries close to Coniston provide a great venue to experience the thrill of abseiling There are a number of abseils of different lengths so we can increase the level of challenge as you gain your confidence You can combine your abseiling session with some easy rock climbing, an exploration of some of the abandoned tunnels within ....

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Durham Mining Museum

Colliery Location Distance Opened Closed Betsy Crag Quarrt Slate 35m/56km Black Scar Workings Copper Ore 14m/23km Blue Mine Slate Coniston...

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All The Gear But No Idea The Old Man of Coniston, Dow ,

May 22, 2019 0183 32 Slate was the material of choice to be mined from The Old Man and the extensive Low Water Quarry bears the remains of Coniston s industrial past The path winds up through huge spoil tips, following the rusting cables of an old aerial ropeway , where slate was prized in an opencast manner from cuttings near the summit, Scald Kop Quarry ....

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Discover 460 million years of landscape change on The Old ,

As more slate was dug out the two quarries grew larger and crept closer to each other and to the river Eventually, the miners at the Banishead Quarry got too close and a section supporting the riverbank collapsed Water was diverted into the quarry, flooding it ,...

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The Old Man of Coniston A Hill Walk in the English Lake ,

Oct 10, 2018 0183 32 This valley, and many of the hills around, were once full of copper mines and slate quarries, the history of which is told in the excellent Ruskin Museum in Coniston village The path leaves the stream and valley bottom and starts ,...

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Hodge Close Quarry

Hodge Close Quarry is just one of many slate workings in the Tilberthwaite Valley, between Langdale and Coniston This was worked on a large scale from the 19th century to small scale in the early 1960s Hodge Close Quarry is a massive excavation of light green coloured slate, sheer-sided and unfenced, with an original worked depth from ground ....

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Make no bones about it, this is Britain s scariest cave ,

Dec 07, 2011 0183 32 It s taken at a slate quarry called Hodge Close, near Coniston in the Lake District Divers have died here in the underwater tunnels and climbers have fallen to their deaths This reflection when....

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The scariest cave in Britain

Dec 07, 2011 0183 32 It s taken at a slate quarry called Hodge Close, near Coniston in the Lake District Divers have died here in the underwater tunnels and climbers have fallen to their deaths This reflection ....

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Hodge Close Quarry in the Lake District is one of many ,

The old slate mines stock photo The old slate mines Hodge Close Quarry in the Lake District is one of many slate workings in the Tilberthwaite Valley, between Langdale and Coniston It is a massive excavation of light green coloured slate, with an original worked depth from ground level of about 100m 300 feet...

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