Lumpsey Mine - The Flower of Cleveland, by Simon Chapman, subtitled 'The History of the Lumpsey and Carlin How Mines'
Booklet published by Industrial Archaeology of Cleveland in their 'Ironstone Mining around Brotton' series in 1997, 76 pages. A5 size booklet (S6558)
Illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs, drawings and maps, this booklet provides a fascinating history of the Lumpsey and Carlin How Ironstone mines in Cleveland. The mines lay to the south and east of the village of Brotton, around 15 or so miles east of Middlesbrough, and their history dates back to the discovery of ironstone in the area in the lat 19th century. Several mines were opened, and Lumpsey mine (the largest of the so called 'Brotton Mines') opened in the 1880's, continuing in operation until it finally closed in 1954.
Condition of the booklet is generally ok. The cover has some minor scuffs and blemishes, and some light nibbling and creases along the edges, but the staple spine is intact and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound