EPW049489 ENGLAND (1935). The South Durham Iron and Steel Works and environs, Hartlepool, 1935

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Title [EPW049489] The South Durham Iron and Steel Works and environs, Hartlepool, 1935
Reference EPW049489
Date October-1935
Link
Place name HARTLEPOOL
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 451440, 530965
Longitude / Latitude -1.2022819650061, 54.671015959638
National Grid Reference NZ514310

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Seaton high lighthouse now down the Hartlepool marina

keith49
Sunday 22nd of February 2015 03:44:27 PM
bachelor robinsons known as the tin works then became Vulcan materials. then finally AMG resources the works is still there but has been sold.

keith49
Sunday 22nd of February 2015 03:42:42 PM
site of Casebourne's Cliff House cement plant

Dylan Moore
Sunday 16th of November 2014 04:41:41 PM

Dylan Moore
Sunday 16th of November 2014 04:38:44 PM
Early 20th century extractive industry to the south of Longhill: brick works, clay pits and slag heaps. Most of this area has been reclaimed since the 1960s for modern housing, industrial estates, open space and new roads.

John Swain
Wednesday 12th of June 2013 07:36:21 PM
Engineering works, saw mills and extensive timber yards to the north and west of the main iron and steel factory.

John Swain
Wednesday 12th of June 2013 07:30:15 PM
Terraced housing on Florence, Hill and Portland Streets, long since demolished.

John Swain
Wednesday 12th of June 2013 07:28:21 PM
North Eastern Railway: West Hartlepool Branch

John Swain
Wednesday 12th of June 2013 07:22:03 PM
Seaton Carew Iron Works

John Swain
Wednesday 12th of June 2013 07:20:45 PM
Carr House Sands

John Swain
Wednesday 12th of June 2013 07:19:33 PM
Hartlepool Bay

John Swain
Wednesday 12th of June 2013 07:18:22 PM
West Hartlepool Works

John Swain
Wednesday 12th of June 2013 07:17:45 PM

User Comment Contributions

Hartlepool had lost most of its heavy industrial heritage by the 1970s and the areas previously occupied by the South Durham Iron & Steel works became covered in a mixture of light industrial estates, some of which were in place during the immediate postwar years.

John Swain
Monday 17th of June 2013 12:02:08 PM
This view, taken looking north-west towards Hartlepool Bay, with the plumes from the smoking chimneys being carried out to sea on a brisk westerly wind. This large-scale manufacturing industry developed in the second half of the 19th century and was partially responsible for the rapid growth of West Hartlepool, from a population of 14,515 in 1861 to 68,135 70 years later. The merger of the Cargo Fleet Iron Company with the West Hartlepool Steel & Iron Co. created the South Durham Steel & Iron Co. in 1898. The whole area suffered during the Depression of the 1930s, but there was a brief period of recovery in the post-war years, until British Steel closed the plant in 1977 with the loss of 1,500 jobs. The Tubes Division remains extant (Tata Steel Europe).

John Swain
Friday 14th of June 2013 09:07:18 AM
This should read "Looking north-east towards Hartlepool Bay..."

John Swain
Friday 14th of June 2013 09:07:18 AM
An image which reflects the industrial legacy of West Hartlepool and North East England, which lasted little more than a century, from modest beginnings in the 1860s, through mergers in late-Victorian times to create the South Durham Steel & Iron Company, to recession in the 1930s and a brief recovery in post-war Britain, before closure in 1977. This scene is very different at the present time!

John Swain
Wednesday 12th of June 2013 07:44:01 PM