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:
    https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW010143
    …and still discernible here (1948):
    https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EAW013838

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

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  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?

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  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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