Liverton Mines

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Liverton Mines
Liverton Mines is located in North Yorkshire
Liverton Mines
Liverton Mines
Liverton Mines shown within North Yorkshire
Population 1,500 
OS grid reference NZ7117
Civil parish
  • Loftus
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Cleveland
Fire Cleveland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
54°32′49″N 0°54′00″W / 54.547°N 00.90°W / 54.547; -00.90Coordinates: 54°32′49″N 0°54′00″W / 54.547°N 00.90°W / 54.547; -00.90

Liverton Mines is a village in the unitary authority of Redcar and Cleveland and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. It is surrounded by large, local towns Middlesbrough, Redcar, Guisborough and Whitby. It is renowned for its award-winning fish and chip shop, and its overall windy nature. The village has a shop (Charlie's), a post office, church and a pub, the Hollywell.

History[edit]

The Cleveland Hills were once an important ironstone mining area, providing the iron ore for the steel industry in Middlesbrough. Liverton Mines had an ironstone pit outside the village, located in the Cleveland Ironstone belt. The pit was opened in 1866 and closed in 1923. It is no longer used.

Sport and recreation[edit]

Located within the heart of the village is a cricket field; it was once the home of Liverton Mines Cricket Club, but is no longer used for any type of recognised team sport. It is still used for the occasional gathering of local people for leisure. There is a large wooded area and valley to the west of the village leading to Carlin How.

Housing[edit]

Looking east towards Liverton Mines

Much of the housing is simple terraced Victorian, although a large estate was erected post World War II. There are currently[when?] two new housing projects under construction, one at the site of the former Working Men's Club and the other on the site of the Whitby Farmers store.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics about Redcar & Cleveland from the Office for National Statistics Census 2001 http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk - Borough Council website BBC Tees

External links[edit]

Media related to Liverton Mines at Wikimedia Commons

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