Steetley, Abandoned Works in Hartlepool

The huge deserted site of Steetleys Magnesite works in Hartlepool, partly demolished and partly a huge adventure playground for the local kids. Hardly a fence to be found and definitely no security in sight.
Steetley Magnesite Hartlepool 04/05/07
Steetley Magnesite Hartlepool 04/05/07
Steetley Magnesite Hartlepool 30/04/07
Vast tanks, uneartly blue lagoons, a 200ft chimney, a pier.
Steetley Magnesite Hartlepool 30/04/07
Steetley Magnesite Hartlepool 30/04/07
View this on the map to see the vast scale of the place. Catch it before its demolished and probably turned into “luxury flats”
Steetley Magnesite Hartlepool 30/04/07
Steetley Magnesite Hartlepool 30/04/07
UPDATE :
The chimney was demolished on 29th July 2012, the pier has already been cut to stop access and I believe many of the pools have now been demolished too. So i’m moving this into the ‘Too Late’ category