170 years of Teesside iron and steel (1851-2021)

The beginning of time THERE is evidence of early bloomeries – the primitive furnaces used for melting the iron out of stone – on the North York Moors going back to at least Roman times. The ironstone was perhaps collected from the beaches beneath the cliffs of Cleveland, but it was regarded as being of too poor quality and too distant from a market to be worthy of serious exploitation.
Source: Local News from the Northern Echo

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