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Ironstone at Irchester

Ironstone at Irchester

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Published by Northamptonshire Leisure Services in Northampton .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by Janet Cornish ; illustrated by Susan Witney.
ContributionsCornish, Janet., Witney, Susan.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14263117M

A quarry opened in Irchester around to extract the iron ore, which was mainly processed in the local iron works. Ironstone continued to be mined up until closure of the quarries in In the Northamptonshire County Council opened the Irchester Country Park, which is located on the site of the former opencast ironstone quarries. For more information or to book a place, visit the Jungle Parc website or email [email protected] For last minute bookings, telephone Arrange your visit to Irchester Country Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Wellingborough using our Wellingborough travel route planner. Source.

  Yesterday we visited the Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum near Wellingborough. This is (so far as I know) the only site with metre gauge preserved locos in the UK, which worked on the local ironstone quarry railways. Its small but has some . This former ironstone quarry has a wonderful children's play area as well as a network of long and short trails through 83 hectares of mixed woodland. The park is home to the Quarryman's Rest Cafe, Jungle Parc UK and the Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway museum. Park Information Superb children's play and activity areas supported by East Midlands Development Agency Quarryman's Rest cafe open.

  Irchester Nature Tots meet on the first Wednesday of each month during term time at 10am. 10am until am £ per child Irchester Country Park, Gipsy Lane, Little Irchester, Wellingborough. Irchester Country Park events. No future events currently found at Irchester Country Park in Wellingborough (View past events).Check out the similar venues below or view events in Northampton.


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Toponym. Irchester was spelt Yranceaster in and Irencestre in the Domesday Book.A. Mills wrote that name was formed from the Old English personal name Ira or *Yra with the suffix ceaster denoting a Roman station, but another theory is that Iren Ceastre was an Anglo-Saxon name meaning "iron fortress".

In the 11th century, it was spelt Erncestre or Archester and had evolved to District: Wellingborough. - Buy Irchester Ironstone Quarries: Key Dates and Events book online at best prices in India on Read Irchester Ironstone Quarries: Key Dates and Events book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified : David Carr.

A detailed account, almost year by year, of the affairs of the ironstone quarries at Irchester, opened in and closed in with an annual output oftons during World War Two. A good addendum to the Evolution of the Northamptonshire Ironstone Industry cited above.

Irchester Country Park is an adventure course with zip lines, Book a meeting or activity room. Country parks events.

Parking costs and passes. Volunteer. Memorials. Visitor information and facilities Meet the rangers Ironstone quiz trail challenge Play. Play in our Quarry themed play area and climb the natural climbing frames and ropes. The ironstone quarry tramway cuts across the site running east from the south-east corner of Chester House.

To the south of the tramway is further ridge and Ironstone at Irchester book, and to the east of that, a trapezoidal enclosure that may represent an Iron Age Ironstone at Irchester book. To the north of this is an area of disturbance beyond which are further rectilinear closes.

Cutting across and into the east side of the site is a C19 ironstone quarry and associated tramway. DESCRIPTION The Roman town at Irchester is sited on a low promontory flanked by shallow valleys or slades to west and east, the latter the possible route of a road crossing the River Nene to the north.

Irchester Country Park, Northampton, Northamptonshire. 12, likes talking about this 63, were here. Unofficial page for a Irchester Country Park, dose not reflect the views of NCC/5().

RoadDungee Corner to Irchester approached the town from the S. and entered it through the S. gate to join the axial street. No trace of its line is visible to the N. of Irchester village; apart from a small area S. of the Roman town the land has been quarried away by ironstone-mining.

History & Development of the Parish of Irchester Consisting of 2, acres, the Parish of Irchester is situated right in the heart of England and is made up of the main village of Irchester, the estate hamlet of Knuston, the 19th century hamlet of Little Irchester, Ditchford and Chester House.

Lying on the banks of the River Nene with its lush meadows is Chester-on-the-Water, a deserted. Irchester Northants. January 26 at AM George Wilmott delivering milk in Knuston, Irchester and Rushden around Irchester Northants shared a post. January 26 at AM Irchester Country parkrun.

January 14 at PM Over new people have registered for a barcode in the last 14 days listing Irchester Country parkrun as Followers: 5K. Not that you’d find remains of the dinosaurs at Irchester Country Park but there is an ironstone quarry that, according to archaeologists & geologists, is million years old.

During the 19 th & 20 th century, Irchester Country Park has attracted hundreds of geologists to study the regional pattern in fossils found at the park. Irchester Ironstone Quarries: Key Dates and Events: : David Carr: Books. Skip to main Try Prime Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Basket.

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Irchester: | | | ||Irchester|| | | | | | World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive. TYPE: – This is a disused ironstone quarry.

Fossils can be found in fallen limestone blocks and in any loose rocks on the quarry floor. You are free to collect fossils and visit this location. However, note that Irchester Country Park is a Regionally Important Geology Site (RIGS) and a unique setting.

Fun things to do at Irchester Country Park Fun things to do at Irchester Country Park Irchester Nature Tots closed for the winter months due to the Nature Hut being unavailable. Open Sundays and bank holidays you will discover history of the ironstone quarrying at the park and see the steam trains in action.

Irchester Country Park, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. 12, likes 43 talking about this 64, were here. Unofficial page for a Irchester Country Park, dose not reflect the views of NCC/5().

Irchester Country Park in Northamptonshire was formerly an ironstone quarry. There’s a network of circular, way-marked and hard-surfaced long and short woodland trails. Many special events are run at Irchester Country Park, particularly in school holidays It has a children’s play area with sand play equipment, a digger, xylophone, balancing beams and seesaws.

The Ironstone Railways & Tramways of the Midlands. Eric S. Tonks. The Ironstone Railways & Tramways of the Midlands engine Exton Park Finedon furnaces Glendon East Harston haulage Holwell Hook Norton horses Hudswell Clarke Hunsbury Hunslet incline Irchester ironstone ironstone quarries ironstone tramway Irthlingborough Islip James Pain.

the opening of a new Ironstone Geotrail at Irchester Country Park, Northamptonshire. Created as part of the ‘Protecting and interpreting a real Jurassic Park’, Heritage Lottery Funded project, the trail makes the links between geology and the industrial heritage of the area, including a new and.

History. Irchester was spelt Yranceaster in and Irencestre in the Domesday Book.A. D. Mills wrote that name was formed from the Old English personal name Ira or *Yra with the suffix ceaster denoting a Roman station, but another theory is that Iren Ceastre was an Anglo-Saxon name meaning "iron fortress".

In the 11th century, it was spelt Erncestre or Archester and had evolved to. Near the Midland Railway at Wellingborough, where the ironstone has been vigorously worked by the Messrs. Butlin & Co., it appears that one field of 9 acres, in which the thickness of the bed of ironstone varied from 12 feet, 6 feet of which was solid rock, the remainder containing a good deal of " siftings " g tons of ironstone, an.In the ironstone workings at Cranford St.

John and south-west of Denford, several miles south of the limit of the main area in which Lincolnshire Limestone is developed, there is a somewhat THE GEOLOGY OF THE KETTERING DISTRICT. development of rounded masses of calcareous sandstone at the junction of the Upper and Lower Estuarine by: