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. Stone was shipped from here to the Tyne by 400 ton motorised barges and returning coal ships. 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 great write up and nice shots, heading over to acid reflux's report now to have a little read, Excellent work there. 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 beach at Port Mulgrave is one of the best locations for collecting fossils in Yorkshire. After falling into disuse the harbour was left to decay. 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 track continued through to Dalehouses then into a second tunnel which emerges at Port Mulgrave. [2] Port Mulgrave in Yorkshire is surrounded in history, quite literally, as there’s loads of fossils around to find. [8] The Linkt Melbourne toll calculator lets you quickly estimate the cost of your Melbourne toll road trips. Whitby, Redcar and Middlesbrough Union Railway tunnel. You must log in or register to reply here. Although Port Mulgrave wasn't our major objective of the day, I looked forward to exploring the tunnel. Unfortunately, Mulgrave died before the commission could be put into effect. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Cold & World War Explores. The jetty was used for transporting ironstone quarried nearby for the railway and shipbuilding industries. 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. 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! By the 1870s new more productive seams were found three miles away at the secluded valley of Easington Beck in Grinkle Park. [2][5][6] The house was also used as a private hotel. 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. Port Mulgrave: 2000yd tramway tunnel with one portal half way up a cliff! Tunnelling began in 1854 and work on the harbour had started two years later. [3] Port Mulgrave owes its existence to the ironstone industry. 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. 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! Cold & World War Explores. In 1934 Grinkle Mine was also abandoned, and the harbour machinery sold off as scrap and the gantry accidentally destroyed by a fire. A through journey is possible although wellingtons would be a good idea. The whole area is subject to coastal erosion, landslips and path closures. it was decided to re-name it Port Mulgrave. 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. The blocked-up mine entrance can still be seen 50 feet above high water above what remains of the harbour. [1] Surprised me to be honest as I was expecting it to be pretty dead in there. There was once a harbour at Port Mulgrave. Create an account | Login | Request new password. ... My parents owned a large house at Port Mulgrave just after WW11 called The Anchorage. Ran out of time to go to the other end but my reccie had served its purpose. A real bit of industrial history! Sean, who is originally from Teesside, started charter angling at Staithes when his family moved to the village when he was a child. In World War Two engineers blew up the harbour breakwater as an anti-invasion measure. The official access route to the beach is down a steep path leading to a wooden ladder. 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. Branch off left here along the clear footpath into Sandsend. In 1934 Grinkle Mine was abandoned,[3] and the harbour machinery sold off as scrap and the gantry accidentally destroyed by a fire. In 1854 work began on the first tunnel and work on the harbour was started two years later. The piers were severely damaged in … 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. These include the mouth of a large tunnel which runs deep into the cliff, although now it is bricked up. Eventually a tunnel was driven into the cliff and a mine opened out. 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. The main part is on the right in Phill.d's 11th photo. 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. This is achieved by utilising a partnership approach with the tenant farmers on the Estate. 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]. They converted the stables and outbuildings into a textile factory and employed several girls from the area, notably Long Row. The path joins the old railway track, just be the old tunnel (blocked off). [1] 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. Eventually a tunnel was driven into the cliff and a mine opened out. 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. In 1911 the pier gantry and boiler house were damaged by a serious fire however, the damage was repaired. 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. [1][2][3] 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 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. There was load of stuff in the air yesterday: far more than in Sandsend 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. 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 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. with traces of Jet in the shale. This was confirmed by Simon Chapman who explained: ”This was a fire at Port Mulgrave about 1911. Initially the harbour exported ironstone to Jarrow on Tyneside to supply Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company Limited founded by Sir Charles Palmer.[4]. However access is difficult. By 1859 a stone harbour had been constructed at a cost of c£50,000 and this was named Port Mulgrave. 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. http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/port-mulgrave-ironstone-mine-tunnel-may-2015.t96433, http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/. The beach is composed of rock, sand and stones. There is more ancient history at Port Mulgrave too- the beach and cliffs are rich in fossils. The barges were moved in and out using a paddle steamer. 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 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. This was confirmed by Simon Chapman who explained: ”This was a fire at Port Mulgrave about 1911. These include the mouth of a large tunnel which runs deep into the cliff, although now it is bricked up. Shafts were sunk to seams below sea level and a quarry was worked in the cliffs. Ran out of time to go to the other end but my reccie had served its purpose. There was once a harbour at Port Mulgrave. Abandoned. Maybe even dig out the total blockage in the tramway junction and further in. Some inshore fishing using cobles takes place from the harbour. Collapsed Railway Tunnel explore; Port Mulgrave; Ravenscar and the Town that never was. [1][9], The geology of the cliffs is Whitby Mudstone Formation (alum shale) and Cleveland Ironstone Formation[10] 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. Collapsed Railway Tunnel explore; Port Mulgrave; Ravenscar and the Town that never was. [3] There is more ancient history at Port Mulgrave too- the beach and cliffs are rich in fossils. [14][15] 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 … Brilliant stuff , the risk defiantly paid off. The Grinkle tram tunnel and the Port Mulgrave mine explore. Collapsed Railway Tunnel explore; Port Mulgrave; Ravenscar and the Town that never was. 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. Beautifully lit mate, I really enjoyed your report, glad you made it out alive!! The jetty was used for transporting ironstone quarried nearby for the railway and shipbuilding industries. (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 The tunnel travels from the mine site, under Ridge Lane. Stone was shipped from here to the Tyne by 400 ton motorised barges and returning coal ships. Port Mulgrave is a Sand & rock beach located near Loftus in Yorkshire. The ironstone wagons from Grinkle Mine were taken over bridges then through a tunnel under Ridge Lane[7] 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. Later ironstone was sent to blast furnaces by the River Tees. However, digging fossils out of the crumbling cliffs and slippery screes is dangerous. Port Mulgrave ~2000yds, NZ790177: Back to 2nd February 2008. By the 1870s new more productive seams were found three miles away at the secluded valley of Easington Beck in Grinkle Park. The old jetty and tunnel entrance, a few fishermen’s huts and some small boats are all that remains of the harbour. The tunnel where this emerged from the cliffs is still visible. The old jetty and tunnel entrance, a few fishermen’s huts and some small boats are all that remains of the harbour. This was confirmed by Simon Chapman who explained: ”This was a fire at Port Mulgrave about 1911. Video Report - Abandoned Port Mulgrave and tunnel complex. The Cleveland Way walking route passes along the top of the cliff.[17]. 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 ? What was once a historic port, makes for a fantastic place for your family to explore. Port Mulgrave owes its existence to the ironstone industry. Tunnelling began in 1854 and work on the harbour had started two years later. The harbour was constructed about 155 years ago so that ships could convey ironstone from Port Mulgrave for processing at Jarrow. 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. Port Mulgrave ~2000yds, NZ790177: Back to 2nd February 2008. I'd be back in there tomorrow if I had some BA to combat the low O2 past the big collapse. By 1859 a stone harbour had been constructed at a cost of c£50,000 and this was named Port Mulgrave. 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. Fishing cabins made from flotsam and found materials can be seen by the cliffs next to the harbour. The barges were moved in and out using a paddle steamer. Shafts were sunk to seams below sea level and a quarry was worked in the cliffs. The few old photos that still exist show the trestlework needed for the tramway from the tunnel entrance. 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. 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