Aerial Ropeway  - Data File

Name :
Operating Co. :
Location :
County :
Country :
NGR / From :
NGR / To :
Map :
Belmont Mine
Bolckow, Vaughan & Co. 4
Guisborough
Yorkshire, North
England
NZ 612 141 Picking belts
NZ 616 145 Return Station
OS 'Outdoor Leisure' 1:25,000
 Sheet 26
Material Transported :
Ropeway Type :
Installed / Commissioned :
Decommissioned / Removed :
Manufacturer :
Motive Power / Size :
Shale waste
Monocable
1914-15 1
1933 3
White and Sons of Widnes 2

- Comments / Remains / References -
- Ran several hundred yards from picking belts to the west of the mine.2
- Towers are stated to be triangular in plan 2 [But photo on p.85 clearly shows them to be square - as confirmed during site visit 12.04.2009.]
- Dismantled (in 8 weeks) when the mine abandoned in 1933 (mine not worked since 1921), and transfered to Cleveland Works.3
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1. 'Guisborough District Mines', Simon Chapman, 2001, p.84 [but drawing of loading station on p.86 dated 1916 !]
2. 'Guisborough District Mines', Simon Chapman, 2001, p.84
3. 'Guisborough District Mines', Simon Chapman, 2001, p.89
4. 'Catalogue of Cleveland Ironstone Mines', Peter Tuffs,
  1996, p.6
- Location Map-
1928 1:2,500 OS
Ordnance Survey

1:2,500 (25")(nts) - Yorkshire, Sheet XVI - 1928

- Photographs -

Remains of uppermost pylon
Looking north east along the line of the ropeway
back towards the loading station.

[12th April 2009]

Remains of uppermost pylon
Looking south west towards Highcliff Nab.
[12th April 2009]

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th February 2010