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Stone was shipped from here to the Tyne by 400 ton motorised barges and returning coal ships. Costs depend on how far you travel, your type of vehicle and the account or pass you choose. Ran out of time to go to the other end but my reccie had served its purpose. In 1875, the company opened the Grinkle Ironstone Mine which was linked by a mile-long tunnel to Port Mulgrave so that its ore could be extracted from the harbour. Abandoned (1916) tramway tunnel to Grinkle Mine under Ridge Lane, The tunnel entrance can still be seen but it is sealed up. The beach at Port Mulgrave is one of the best locations for collecting fossils in Yorkshire. ... My parents owned a large house at Port Mulgrave just after WW11 called The Anchorage. Although Port Mulgrave wasn't our major objective of the day, I looked forward to exploring the tunnel. When the mine at Rosedale Wyke began to run out Sir Charles Palmer established Grinkle ironstone mine 3 miles (4.8 km) to the east near the hamlet of Dalehouse and in 1875 a narrow-gauge railway line was built to the mine. it was decided to re-name it Port Mulgrave. Underground Sites: 0: Jun 3, 2016: Report - Port Mulgrave Ironstone Mine & Tunnel. This was confirmed by Simon Chapman who explained: ”This was a fire at Port Mulgrave about 1911. Port Mulgrave is a Sand & rock beach located near Loftus in Yorkshire. A real bit of industrial history! Port Mulgrave was a busy port for 40 years but due to a new railway link and cheaper foreign sources of ironstone the harbour ceased to be used by 1920 and was abandoned. By the 1870s new more productive seams were found three miles away at the secluded valley of Easington Beck in Grinkle Park. The house was also used as a private hotel. Sean, who is originally from Teesside, started charter angling at Staithes when his family moved to the village when he was a child. Acid did all the hard work - I just followed in his footsteps (well, you know what I mean). Port Mulgrave is a Sand & rock beach located near Loftus in Yorkshire. The harbour at Port Mulgrave was built for shipping ironstone, principally from mines 3.5 km to the west. Two tunnels were constructed, Sandsend tunnel (1652 yards) and Kettleness tunnel (308 yards); between them a short stretch of the original course along the cliff edge remains. MAY 2015: Underground Sites: 61: May 13, 2015: Z: Report - Portsmouth Steam Tunnel - 31/07/07: Underground Sites: 0: Aug 2, 2007: Report - Dodge Hill Air Raid Shelters, Stockport - 26/07/07 [2][5][6] Abandoned mine. Port Mulgrave: 2000yd tramway tunnel with one portal half way up a cliff! Create an account | Login | Request new password. Shafts were sunk to seams below sea level and a quarry was worked in the cliffs. [16] Port Mulgrave & Sandsend Line: Click on individual pictures to view a larger version in your browser or Download all 16 large pictures plus main 3 tunnel map (filesize = 4.84MB): Down the steps from the road above the cliff the portal peeps out at you (left lower middle) to build up the anticipation! The whole area is subject to coastal erosion, landslips and path closures. What was once a historic port, makes for a fantastic place for your family to explore. Grinkle Mine was linked to Port Mulgrave, some 2.5 miles (4 km) away, by the company's own tramway, which opened in 1875. The Grinkle tram tunnel and the Port Mulgrave mine explore. The Cleveland Way walking route passes along the top of the cliff.[17]. Beautifully lit mate, I really enjoyed your report, glad you made it out alive!! The harbour was constructed about 155 years ago so that ships could convey ironstone from Port Mulgrave for processing at Jarrow. [2] great write up and nice shots, heading over to acid reflux's report now to have a little read, Excellent work there. I'd be back in there tomorrow if I had some BA to combat the low O2 past the big collapse. Cold & World War Explores. In 1911 the pier gantry and boiler house were damaged by a serious fire however, the damage was repaired. Looking back at his report, the tramway fork was only just past the roof collapse ...... grrrrrrrrrrr. The track continued through to Dalehouses then into a second tunnel which emerges at Port Mulgrave. In 1875, the company opened the Grinkle Ironstone Mine which was linked by a mile-long tunnel to Port Mulgrave so that its ore could be extracted from the harbour. [14][15] [3] The beach is composed of rock, sand and stones. Brilliant stuff , the risk defiantly paid off. Port Mulgrave soon comes into view and I recall the old pictures on the wall of the Ship Inn when it was a real pub and not the present day 'Licensed Tea Room', it might be worth a visit if you are passing at the weekend, but its not open today. The tunnel where this emerged from the cliffs is still visible. JavaScript is disabled. Really enjoyed reading your accounts of this and the associated history, not to mention the quality of the pictures too. There is more ancient history at Port Mulgrave too- the beach and cliffs are rich in fossils. You can see it has burnt out the engine room and boilers for the rope haulage system through the tunnel to Dalehouse, exposing a section through one of the bunkers for loading ironstone into ships in … There was once a harbour at Port Mulgrave. The barges were moved in and out using a paddle steamer. Port Mulgrave had a quay reached through tunnels where a railway carried ore from a mine to be shipped to the steel furnaces of Jarrow. You must log in or register to reply here. As you get almost to the outskirts of Sandsend, the onward route along the old railway is blocked by Mulgrave Estate gates. The Linkt Melbourne toll calculator lets you quickly estimate the cost of your Melbourne toll road trips. [1] In 1916 Grinkle Mine was connected to the Whitby, Redcar and Middlesbrough Union Railway thus avoiding the wartime hazards of shipping and the tramway tunnel abandoned. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. We do like to be beside the seaside. In 1934 Grinkle Mine was abandoned,[3] and the harbour machinery sold off as scrap and the gantry accidentally destroyed by a fire. Tunnelling began in 1854 and work on the harbour had started two years later. [1] Tunnelling began in 1854 and work on the harbour had started two years later. At Port Mulgrave the path diverts inland before rejoining the cliff-edge. with traces of Jet in the shale. In World War Two engineers blew up the harbour breakwater as an anti-invasion measure. The jetty was used for transporting ironstone quarried nearby for the railway and shipbuilding industries. Fishing cabins made from flotsam and found materials can be seen by the cliffs next to the harbour. Collapsed Railway Tunnel explore; Port Mulgrave; Ravenscar and the Town that never was. Ammonite, dinosaur and reptile fossils can be found on the foreshore and in the cliffs and because of this it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. This is one place that I first visited a few years ago after reading a lot about it, but the portal was properly closed up so I'd pretty much given up hope of ever getting in here. In 1934 Grinkle Mine was also abandoned, and the harbour machinery sold off as scrap and the gantry accidentally destroyed by a fire. The railway wagons were then led onto a gantry with bunkers on the east harbour wall ready for loading the ironstone directly into ships in the harbour. The welcoming faces belong to Sean and Tricia, owners of Real Staithes and resident Port Mulgrave adventurers, who will guide you through the Jurassic Coast of the North York Moors National Park. The ironstone wagons from Grinkle Mine were taken over bridges then through a tunnel under Ridge Lane[7] There was once a harbour at Port Mulgrave. Later ironstone was sent to blast furnaces by the River Tees. In 1934 Grinkle Mine was also abandoned, and the harbour machinery sold off as scrap and the gantry accidentally destroyed by a fire. In 1875 the tunnel entrance to Port Mulgrave was extended through the hill to Dalehouse so that stone from the nearby Grinkle mine could be shipped from the harbour. Eventually a tunnel was driven into the cliff and a mine opened out. By 1859 a stone harbour had been constructed at a cost of c£50,000 and this was named Port Mulgrave. [3] Shafts were sunk to seams below sea level and a quarry was worked in the cliffs. A nearby harbour was constructed by Sir Charles Palmer in 1856-57 at a cost of £45,000. [1][11][12][13] The old jetty and tunnel entrance, a few fishermen’s huts and some small boats are all that remains of the harbour. [8] Eventually a tunnel was driven into the cliff and a mine opened out. In the 1850s Sir Charles Palmer opened an ironstone mine at Rosedale Wyke, Port Mulgrave with ironstone loaded onto small vessels from a wooden jetty. Video Report - Abandoned Port Mulgrave and tunnel complex. The barges were moved in and out using a paddle steamer. There is more ancient history at Port Mulgrave too- the beach and cliffs are rich in fossils. The old jetty and tunnel entrance, a few fishermen’s huts and some small boats are all that remains of the harbour. Cold & World War Explores. down a mile long inclined tunnel on a ropeway powered by a steam engine situated by the east pier[3][5] then emerging in the cliff side 30 ft above sea level. Port Mulgrave ~2000yds, NZ790177: Back to 2nd February 2008. Whitby, Redcar and Middlesbrough Union Railway tunnel. Port Mulgrave was a busy port for 40 years but the harbour was redundant by 1920 due to the railway link and cheaper foreign sources of ironstone becoming available. Cold & World War Explores. These include the mouth of a large tunnel which runs deep into the cliff, although now it is bricked up. [1][9], The geology of the cliffs is Whitby Mudstone Formation (alum shale) and Cleveland Ironstone Formation[10] Port Mulgrave ~2000yds, NZ790177: Back to 2nd February 2008. Initially the harbour exported ironstone to Jarrow on Tyneside to supply Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company Limited founded by Sir Charles Palmer.[4]. Collapsed Railway Tunnel explore; Port Mulgrave; Ravenscar and the Town that never was. Places adjacent to Port Mulgrave, North Yorkshire, Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company Limited, Whitby, Redcar and Middlesbrough Union Railway, "Fossils from Port Mulgrave on the Yorkshire Coast", "Fossil collector rescued after getting trapped by landslide", "Fossil Collector Rescued After Port Mulgrave Landslide", "Port Mulgrave, North York Moors National Park Traveller Reviews", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Port_Mulgrave,_North_Yorkshire&oldid=973965308, Populated coastal places in North Yorkshire, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 20 August 2020, at 08:28. The path joins the old railway track, just be the old tunnel (blocked off). After entering the tunnel and climbing over the first roof-fall, we went down into the first part of the tunnel, which split into 2 parts. Port Mulgrave & Sandsend Line: Click on individual pictures to view a larger version in your browser or Download all 16 large pictures plus main 3 tunnel map (filesize = 4.84MB): Down the steps from the road above the cliff the portal peeps out at you (left lower middle) to build up the anticipation! The main part is on the right in Phill.d's 11th photo. Some inshore fishing using cobles takes place from the harbour. Port Mulgrave in Yorkshire is surrounded in history, quite literally, as there’s loads of fossils around to find. Abandoned. (The Mulgrave Estates of the Earls of Normanby lie to the southwest, ) The tunnel or drtft entrance to the mine leading to the main seam is about 25 to 30 feet above sea level, BO the stone was run in tubs along a 3 foot gauge railway built on top of a large wooden gantry erected on the In the background is the entrance to the Port Mulgrave Tunnel, where the wagons were transferred to the dock at Port Mulgrave using a main and tail rope system powered from an engine-house on the Port Mulgrave side. Surprised me to be honest as I was expecting it to be pretty dead in there. A through journey is possible although wellingtons would be a good idea. In the 1850s Sir Charles Palmer opened an ironstone mine at Rosedale Wyke, Port Mulgrave with ironstone loaded onto small vessels from a wooden jetty. [1] However, digging fossils out of the crumbling cliffs and slippery screes is dangerous. [1][2][3] Ran out of time to go to the other end but my reccie had served its purpose. Port Mulgrave was a busy port for 40 years but due to a new railway link and cheaper foreign sources of ironstone the harbour ceased to be used by 1920 and was abandoned. I just knew you were going to risk it mate & i"ll tell you what reading your report my heart rate was increasing rapidly as i progressed through with you.......weird or what ? Although Port Mulgrave wasn't our major objective of the day, I looked forward to exploring the tunnel. This was confirmed by Simon Chapman who explained: ”This was a fire at Port Mulgrave about 1911. The only feasible method of transporting the stone out was by sea and so the original tunnel at Port Mulgrave was extended for a further mile to connect to the Grinkle Park mine. http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/port-mulgrave-ironstone-mine-tunnel-may-2015.t96433, http://www.flickr.com/photos/45100355@N04/. Maybe even dig out the total blockage in the tramway junction and further in. Living only ten minutes away from here and having read the report that Acid-Reflux put up last week (and that nearly ended in serious unpleasantness), I was stung into action. The main part is on the right in Phill.d's 11th photo. Historically the locality was known as Rosedale, but to avoid confusion with the ironstone mines and iron works at Rosedale in the middle of the North York Moors the area was renamed Port Mulgrave for the local landowner the Earl of Mulgrave.[1]. The few old photos that still exist show the trestlework needed for the tramway from the tunnel entrance. You can see it has burnt out the engine room and boilers for the rope haulage system through the tunnel to Dalehouse, exposing a section through one of the bunkers for loading ironstone into ships in … The tunnel travels from the mine site, under Ridge Lane. You can see it has burnt out the engine room and boilers for the rope haulage system through the tunnel to Dalehouse, exposing a section through one of the bunkers for loading ironstone into ships in … After falling into disuse the harbour was left to decay. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums. However access is difficult. A delicate balance is maintained on the Mulgrave Estate between ensuring that our countryside management meets the needs of modern agricultural production and retaining Mulgrave’s unique historical character and landscape. Port Mulgrave soon comes into view and I recall the old pictures on the wall of the Ship Inn when it was a real pub and not the present day 'Licensed Tea Room', it might be worth a visit if you are passing at the weekend, but its not open today. The ore was mined inland via shafts which were sunk down to the seams near Grinkle and the threemile long tunnel was built to transport the ore to the ships waiting in Port Mulgrave harbour. This was confirmed by Simon Chapman who explained: ”This was a fire at Port Mulgrave about 1911. The 3-foot (0.91 m) gauge line, was also used to transport workers to the minesite from the port due to the remoteness of the mine's location. A tunnel connected Port Mulgrave through the hill to Dalehouse so that ironstone from the nearby Grinkle mine could be brought directly to harbour. It was built and operated by the Grinkle Park Mining Company from 1857 until 1934. The few old photos that still exist show the trestlework needed for the tramway from the tunnel entrance. The blocked-up mine entrance can still be seen 50 feet above high water above what remains of the harbour. For the last 1.5 km, the tramline entered an inclined tunnel to reach the harbour at shore level; the bricked-up exit can be seen in the cliff at the back of the bay. The harbour was constructed about 155 years ago so that ships could convey ironstone from Port Mulgrave for processing at Jarrow. They converted the stables and outbuildings into a textile factory and employed several girls from the area, notably Long Row. Branch off left here along the clear footpath into Sandsend. The west harbour breakwater wall was deliberately destroyed by the Royal Engineers to prevent its use as part of any German invasion during World War II. The piers were severely damaged in … Stone was shipped from here to the Tyne by 400 ton motorised barges and returning coal ships. Unfortunately, Mulgrave died before the commission could be put into effect. It was built and operated by the Grinkle Park Mining Company from 1857 until 1934. These include the mouth of a large tunnel which runs deep into the cliff, although now it is bricked up. Turn left along the old railway. Acid's report was awesome and made me want to get in there and see it for myself, along with my trusty Altair4 gas detector. The blocked-up mine entrance can still be seen 50 feet above high water above what remains of the harbour. This is achieved by utilising a partnership approach with the tenant farmers on the Estate. By the 1870s new more productive seams were found three miles away at the secluded valley of Easington Beck in Grinkle Park. By 1859 a stone harbour had been constructed at a cost of c£50,000 and this was named Port Mulgrave. The official access route to the beach is down a steep path leading to a wooden ladder. Take the kids, and the family pooch, on an adventure to discover as many fossils as you can find on this great sandy and rocky beach. In 1854 work began on the first tunnel and work on the harbour was started two years later. Collapsed Railway Tunnel explore; Port Mulgrave; Ravenscar and the Town that never was. There was load of stuff in the air yesterday: far more than in Sandsend tunnel. The ore was mined inland via shafts which were sunk down to the seams near Grinkle and the threemile long tunnel was built to transport the ore to the ships waiting in Port Mulgrave harbour. The jetty was used for transporting ironstone quarried nearby for the railway and shipbuilding industries. Port Mulgrave is a derelict former ironstone exporting port on the North Yorkshire coast midway between Staithes and Runswick Bay in the civil parish of Hinderwell. Rows of domestic properties and individual houses exist on the top of the cliff. Port Mulgrave owes its existence to the ironstone industry. Port Mulgrave owes its existence to the ironstone industry. After entering the tunnel and climbing over the first roof-fall, we went down into the first part of the tunnel, which split into 2 parts.

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