Cleveland A History of Iron Working at Glaisdale

A History of Iron Working at Glaisdale

A History of Iron Working at Glaisdale
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Simon Chapman, Sb, A5, 65pp

Glaisdale can be found south of the Esk and near Whitby situated in the North Yorkshire Moors, the book describes the areas of industry from mines to furnaces and remains that can be found today, it was linked to the Cleveland Railway which help distribute the ore and products.There is a drawing and plan of the Ironworks and pictures of remaining artifacts.

Review Whitby Gazette 21 July - For the first time, a comprehensive history of the working of Ironstone round the Glaisdale area can found in the New Book by Simon Chapman. A History of Glaisdale describes the start of the railway connection between Grosmont and Castleton as well as potential lines linking Glaisdale to East Cleveland.

The impact of speculative attempts at several mines around the valley and the struggle to provide a quantity of reliable Iron Ore to feed the furnaces took its toll , not only on local roads but on Iron Ore Comapanies fortunes. Glaisdale had 3 blast furnaces which in turn brought an influx of work, trade and problems into a previously quiet agricultural place, all of which make for an interesting read.

The up and down turns of the village's fortunes are surprisingly linked to the whole of the Esk valley from Kildale to Grosmont, which is laid out clearly in this publication. Ventures were pitched at the time holding riches beyond imagination but to get the true story of Glaisdale's industrial pat you can get no better than investing in the 65 page book which is illustrated throughout.
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