Dudley

Dudley is one of the larger towns in the West Midlands and it is jam packed with history and lots to keep you entertained! With museums, an 11th century castle, Dudley Zoological gardens and the amazing underground limestone mines at Dudley Canal & …

Dudley Tunnel and Limestone Mines named VisitEngland''s ...

2017-3-6 · Visitors to Dudley Tunnel & Limestone Mines'' new £3m visitor centre The Portal, situated next to the Black Country Living Museum, experience new exhibitions and catering facilities as well as regular daily 45-minute boat trips …

The Dudley Limestone Mines

2021-11-30 · Steve Powell A4 68pp Written by explorer and researcher, Steve Powell, and supplemented with his own sketches and photos of features above and below ground, this volume covers the Geology of the Dudley and Sedgely Area, The Mines, the East Castle Mine infilling project and Recent Explorations.

Mining

Information regarding the mining process taking part in the Black Country. The discovery of the Silurian period by Sir Roderick Murchinson and the legacy of the coal, limestone and ironstone pits around Dudley.

Seven Sisters Limestone Mines – Dudley, UK :: Geo-Design

Seven Sisters Limestone Mines – Dudley, UK. Client : DUDLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL. Improvement of portal aesthetics and safety to allow public viewing of the mine workings. Seven Sisters Portal Improvements - Dudley, UK. This project was posted in Caverns and Underground Mines, Underground Mines . Back.

Geology of Wren''s Nest National Nature Reserve

Trilobites are probably the most famous fossil found on Wren''s Nest. Calymene blumenbachii was so commonly found by the quarry men in the 19th century that it became known as the ''Dudley Locust'' or the ''Dudley Bug'' and was incorporated into the town''s coat-of-arms as a symbol of the limestone mining industry.

[USED] The Dudley Limestone Mines

2  · Steve Powell A4 68pp Written by explorer and researcher, Steve Powell, and supplemented with his own sketches and photos of features above and below ground, this volume covers the Geology of the Dudley and Sedgely Area, The Mines, the East Castle Mine infilling project and Recent Explorations.

General

 · hi all i''m new to the site i''ve just got a question for you are used to be a zookeeper dudley zoo in the early eighty''s and i''m aware that there is a entrance located in dudley zoo by the chairlift that leads to an underground cavern filled with what look like concrete buildings i''m just wondering if anyone knows what these are i cannot find anything on the Internet about this.

Dudley limestone caverns

Home > Mines, Quarries & Sites > Dudley Limestone Caverns Limestone Mine > Photographs Of Dudley Limestone Caverns > Dudley limestone caverns Dudley limestone caverns. Parts of the roof of the cathedral cavern that have fallen since the mines were recently opened up . …

Dudley Line Mines

Dudley Line Mines. 2015116217 Abandoned limestone mines in the West Midlands England Visual inspections were made of accessible workings in Dudley and Walsall and site investigations of flooded workings in Sandwell and Walsall were carried out using rotary core drilling geophysical logging ultrasonic surveying and closed circuit television.

Archives

Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust Archive Department. ... about the early days of canal development and in particular about opening up the Dudley Tunnel and the abandoned limestone mines. Supported with a large photographic collection and copies of all the Trusts members magazine The Legger, this is a great resource for those researching early ...

8 Things to Know About the Black Country – The Historic ...

2020-7-14 · The Black Country officially became a ''world-famous'' UNESCO Global Geopark in July 2020 for its internationally important geology. Much of the region lies upon an exposed coalfield where mining has taken place since the Middle …

Limestone Caverns Dudley

Limestone Caverns. The Limestone Caverns are connected by the world famous Dudley Canal Tunnels, run by Dudley Canal Trust. It connects to a 200 year-old system of limestone mines, branch tunnels. Couples are able to exchange their vows underground in the Singing Cavern which takes about 20 mins to travel through a tunnel to reach.

Abandoned limestone mines in the west Midlands | …

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The geology of Castlefields Mine, Dudley, and its effect ...

 · The mining of the Wenlock Limestone, which has taken place in the West Midlands during the last two hundred years, has resulted in a long and continuing history of subsidence and crownhole formation in a mainly urban area. In 1983, as part of a major study of the abandoned limestone mines, a programme of micro-seismic emission monitoring of rock falls and of rock …

Dudley Canal Tunnel & Limestone Mines | Day Out With …

Pop on your hard hat, hop on a canal boat and explore an underground world at Dudley Canal Tunnel and Limestone Mines. You''ll d iscover thousands of years of history here - not bad for a 45 minute trip! The Dudley Canal Trust has been restoring these underground waterways since all the way back in the 60s.

Dudley Canal and Limestone Mines, Birmingham New …

2020-3-2 · Dudley Canal and Limestone Mines 13.2km Birmingham New Road, Dudley. DY1 4SB • (0121) 557 6265 Dudley Canal Trust. The Dudley Canal Trust helps you explore this historic part of the ''Black Country''. Experience over 420 …

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Home - Dudley Canal Trust. Voyage underground. and discover 428 million years. of history . . . Plan Your Visit We welcome over 100,000 visitors every year View our amazing boat trips below & find out why ...

Limestone Mines, Canal Cruise & Steam Special

Here we explore the spectacular Limestone Mines and enjoy a skipper-guided underground cruise along the world-famous Dudley Canal Tunnel, where limestone was once transported centuries ago. Two audio-visual shows bring the history of this hidden world to life. Afterwards, we discover the fascinating Red House Glass Cone Heritage & Craft Centre ...

Mining History – index | PEAK DISTRICT MINES …

The Dudley Limestone Mines. Author: Steve Powell. Published jointly by PDMHS and the Shropshire Mining and Caving Club. Introduction Geology of the Dudley and Sedgley Area History of Limestone Extraction The Mines Dudley Caverns and the Castle Fetes Historical Visits to the Dudley Mines East Castle Mine Infilling Project Recent Exploration ...

√ Dudley Canal Tunnel And Limestone Mines

2019-8-10 · The dudley canal line no. This unique canal tunnel connects with a 200 year old system of limestone mines branch tunnels and open ivy curtained canal basins. Our 45 minute boat. You ll d iscover thousands of years of history here not bad for a 45 minute trip. Target 30 000 raised so far 190 please select a donation amount.

Dudley Limestone Mines

2020-10-27 · Dudley Limestone Mines. If you are interested in visiting the Limestone mines at Dudley the best way to see them is from a boat operated by the Dudley Canal Trust. They run daily trips through the surviving limestone …

Lime working remains in Dudley, Non Civil Parish

The monument includes the best surviving remains of the limestone quarrying, mining and processing industry in Dudley. It includes the remains of the quarries, mines and caverns, the lime kilns, the horseshoe kilns, the lime pyes and part of the canal transport network at Wren''s Nest, Mon''s Hill, Castle Hill and the Black Country Museum.

Abandoned limestone mines in the west Midlands | …

In 1978 a severe subsidence occurred on the outskirts of Wednesbury, a town in the middle of the Black Country. The Black Country is the heavily industrialized area of the West Midlands (see Fig. 1) lying between Birmingham and Wolverhampton (Fig. 2). The subsidence was caused by the collapse of a limestone mine abandoned 100 years before. The area of known limestone …

Dudley Tunnel and Limestone Mines named VisitEngland''s ...

2017-3-6 · Visitors to Dudley Tunnel & Limestone Mines'' new £3m visitor centre The Portal, situated next to the Black Country Living Museum, experience new …

Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust

About Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust. For over 50 years, we''ve been looking after a globally unique network of tunnels, limestone mines and caverns underneath the heart of the Black Country. Once the workplace of thousands of men, today visitors from around the world can marvel at and learn from this unique subterranean landscape.

Dudley Tunnel

2021-6-15 · The Dudley Canal Line No. 1 and Dudley Tunnel were reported as finished on 25 June 1791. The earliest part of tunnel system was built to help with the transport of limestone extracted from the mines inside Castle Hill through which the tunnel runs.

The geology of Castlefields Mine, Dudley, and its effect ...

The mining of the Wenlock Limestone, which has taken place in the West Midlands during the last two hundred years, has resulted in a long and continuing history of subsidence and crownhole formation in a mainly urban area. In 1983, as part of a major study of the abandoned limestone mines, a programme of micro-seismic emission monitoring of rock falls and of rock paste …

MINING ON THE OLDBURY COALFIELD

2012-7-13 · Mining on the Oldbury Coalfield 3 historyofoldbury .uk and the much deeper limestone measures near to Dudley, and then lay down the pebble beds. The ice sheets of the last great ice age receded about 10,000 years ago but did not quite reach Oldbury: they stopped roughly in a line from Wombourne, through Bilston to just south of Walsall. There ...

The Infilling of Limestone Mines with Rock Paste ...

1987-1-1 · SUMMARY. Rock paste, a mixture of colliery spoil and water, has been developed as a proposed infill material for limestone mines. During 1985, a trial was organised by Ove Arup & Partners to use the material to infill a section of the Castle Fields limestone mine in Dudley. Rock Paste was mixed under production conditions and pumped underground ...

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