Farndale / Blakey Ironstone Mines

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The Farnsdale mines operated between 1873 and 1897 under the Blakey Iron Company and later the Farndale Iron Company.

An incline can be followed down to the location from the railway line up at Blakey Junction.

Incline to Farndale Mine Incline to Farndale Mine

At the bottom of the incline, a tramway ran along the hillside at the level of the ironstone

Farndale Ironstone Mine Farndale Ironstone Mine

Most of the remains are obscured by subsequent rock falls, but one small drift is still visible.

Farndale Ironstone Mine  

 

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