NETTLETON IRON MINE

Nettleton Iron Mine, near Holton Le Moor, Lincs, was first opened about 1928 by the Mid Lincolnshire Ironstone Co. (later John Lysaghts and finally British Steel Corporation). Originally horses were used for haulage with locos introduced in the 1930s. Tubs of ore being tipped from the 2ft 6in system into buckets which were then conveyed by aerial ropeway to the LNER Sidings at Holton Le Moor. In turn the ropeway was replaced by a lorry road which still exists today. There are remains of several adits at the Top Mine and the later Bottom Mines (not accessible) as well as workshops, office (now a dwelling) and nearby stables, Much of the top end is on private property, permission was granted when I asked. The mines had closed by 1968. One adit No 5 collapsed buring a loco and some tubs which remain buried in the bricked up no 5 adit. Located at TF110980- A site plan by myself with remains can be found at -

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