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    (by brokenview)

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  3. abandonedporn:

Box Freestone Quarry has been quarried since the 18th century, however stone has been removed from the area much earlier than that, dating back to medieval times when stone was extracted from pits in the hillside where the stone reached the surface. Later the area was quarried in vertical shafts, which provided one of the most stunning features of Box - The Cathedral - which was shaft quarried between 1830 and 1850.
Originally the quarry was probably several smaller quarries which over time were combined into one larger complex, and at one time there were a total of ten entrances to the complex, but after 1900 workable supplies of stone in the mine started to become exhausted and the complex started to close. In 1906 the largest East Gate was closed, with West Gate, North Gate and Bridge Gate closed around the same time.
Cathedral Light (by jamescharlick)

    abandonedporn:

    Box Freestone Quarry has been quarried since the 18th century, however stone has been removed from the area much earlier than that, dating back to medieval times when stone was extracted from pits in the hillside where the stone reached the surface. Later the area was quarried in vertical shafts, which provided one of the most stunning features of Box - The Cathedral - which was shaft quarried between 1830 and 1850.

    Originally the quarry was probably several smaller quarries which over time were combined into one larger complex, and at one time there were a total of ten entrances to the complex, but after 1900 workable supplies of stone in the mine started to become exhausted and the complex started to close. In 1906 the largest East Gate was closed, with West Gate, North Gate and Bridge Gate closed around the same time.

    Cathedral Light (by jamescharlick)

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  4. (by a└3 X)

    (by a└3 X)

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  5. jamescharlick:

A Maze Of Stone And Shadows (by jamescharlick)
Holme Bank chert mine was worked from c.1800 up to 1960. There are extensive workings, notable for the large packwalls used to support the roof after the chert beds had been removed. The last company to operate the mine (Smiths Runners) also manufactured davie blocks for building, and continued to do so on site up to about 1995. Much of the surface plant is still on site.
Dry stone pillars as roof supports are a common feature of this mine, usually of single blocks piled in order of size.
On the left you can see the furthest end face of the mine. Because this wall is not packed with deads you can clearly see the streaks of chert running through the rock.

    jamescharlick:

    A Maze Of Stone And Shadows (by jamescharlick)

    Holme Bank chert mine was worked from c.1800 up to 1960. There are extensive workings, notable for the large packwalls used to support the roof after the chert beds had been removed. The last company to operate the mine (Smiths Runners) also manufactured davie blocks for building, and continued to do so on site up to about 1995. Much of the surface plant is still on site.

    Dry stone pillars as roof supports are a common feature of this mine, usually of single blocks piled in order of size.

    On the left you can see the furthest end face of the mine. Because this wall is not packed with deads you can clearly see the streaks of chert running through the rock.

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    1 year ago  /  20 notes  /  Source: Flickr / jamescharlick

  6. IMG_3150 (by Taakeferd)

    IMG_3150 (by Taakeferd)

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  7. jamescharlick:

Tunnel Vision (by jamescharlick)
Holme Bank chert mine was worked from c.1800 up to 1960. There are extensive workings, notable for the large packwalls used to support the roof after the chert beds had been removed. The last company to operate the mine (Smiths Runners) also manufactured davie blocks for building, and continued to do so on site up to about 1995. Much of the surface plant is still on site.
This was only my first visit, but it was a fantastic mine and I’m sure I’ll be back for more.

    jamescharlick:

    Tunnel Vision (by jamescharlick)

    Holme Bank chert mine was worked from c.1800 up to 1960. There are extensive workings, notable for the large packwalls used to support the roof after the chert beds had been removed. The last company to operate the mine (Smiths Runners) also manufactured davie blocks for building, and continued to do so on site up to about 1995. Much of the surface plant is still on site.

    This was only my first visit, but it was a fantastic mine and I’m sure I’ll be back for more.

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    1 year ago  /  29 notes  /  Source: Flickr / jamescharlick

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  9. Tuna Hästberg (by Gruvtroll)

    Tuna Hästberg (by Gruvtroll)

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    1 year ago  /  11 notes  /  Source: Flickr / bjoc

  10. Zeche XXL (by tehkts)

    Zeche XXL (by tehkts)

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    1 year ago  /  48 notes  /  Source: Flickr / tehkts