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The Adelphi Ironworks from the 1960’s I think.

Some of the photographs showing the remains of the blast furnace and some of the access roads from other areas where the ore and coals were mined.

These were given to me many years ago by Godfrey Downs-Rose.

My comments are based mostly on educated guesses. Neil.

Works Farm or the weighbridge nearest and the pattern shop furthest from view under the loop of the Great Central Railway.
Appears to be showing one of the coal seams or ironstone rakes that basset or appear at the surface here.
I think the following two are the remains of the furnace.
Looking down the line off the canal towards Tom Lane.
Weighbridge with a new window inset. The original for the weighbridge man was the full size of the surround. The weighbridge was a cast iron affair directly under the window outside.
This may be the remains of the furnace.
Some more buried remains.
The following two shots are possibly more building remains or another shot of the furnace.
The road from Arkwright following the railway line from Arkwright Town (left) and Staveley Town (right).
Works Farm with several of the buildings still in evidence.
Works Farm with several of the old Adelphi buildings still in evidence.
This is the road that brought ironstone into the works from Westwood.
Works Farm or the weighbridge nearest and the pattern shop furthest from view under the loop of the Great Central Railway.
Works Farm with several of the old Adelphi buildings still in evidence.
Weighbridge with a new window inset. The original for the weighbridge man was the full size of the surround. The weighbridge was a cast iron affair directly under the window outside.
Taken from up on the side of the railway looking towards the old colliery pumping shaft to Markham colliery washery plant.
Two views of the weighbridge from the lower end of the site.
Not sure on this one.

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