3 thoughts on “Cleveland Steel Works and South Bank Iron Works

  1. I think this view is from a footbridge that allows the path that Fred mentions, to cross a line connecting the main line to the branch to the right.
    On the map linked below, the footbridge (marked F.B.) is just north west of the “Eston Junction” label. https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=54.58540&lon=-1.16980&layers=168&b=1
    This location just about makes it onto this view from 1924:
    …and still discernible here (1948):

    The path from the bottom of the slope in the photo is still there and is part of The Teesdale Way.


  2. Having looked at this picture again, I suspect that the picture dates from the 1930s, or perhaps even earlier, as there is no mention of Doman Long or South Durham. The latter had a blast furnace and steelworks just to the east of the streets of South Bank.

    I note that this path now seems to be recommended as part of a medium distance “urban” walk between Middlesbrough and Redcar. Is there anything similar between Stockton and West Hartlepool?


  3. This is the walkway coming down from South Bank Railway Station which would lead workmen into the western side of the Dorman Long site. This was a fully integrated works comprisng docks for unloading iron ore, sinter plant, coke ovens and gas works, blast furnaces for production of iron and speigleisen, two steel plants and a rolling mill.It also contained a small power plant equiped with a chain grate stoker for burning coke breeze,and also coke oven and blast furance gas.


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