Belmont Ironstone Mine

Early morning. A good day beckons but Guisborough has not yet escaped the shadow of Highcliff Nab. Morning mist creeps up from the Cleveland valley. The range of buildings on the left was stables built for the Bolckow, Vaughan and Company’s Belmont Ironstone Mine when they drove a new drift to old workings which operated between 1907 and 1921. Today they are still used as stables but I remember a time in the late 1970s when pigs were kept there. On the right is the old Hunter Hill Farm which has now been converted into multiple residences.
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