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British Industrial History

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Clearwell Caves

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'Chain ladder'
A 'crystal pool'. Miners made small dams to collect water for drinking
Early pneumatic drills
A selection of mineral railway tracks
Steam winch by Coevorder Machinefabriek, Holland
Broom and Wade compressor
Diesel-powered locomotives for use underground
Cast iron range made by, or sold by, H. Terrett of Coleford

Clearwell Caves - The Royal Forest of Dean's Iron Mining Museum, Clearwell, Nr. Coleford, Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. GL16 8JR

A system of caves which were worked for iron ore and ochre.

Wear stout shoes and warm clothing (constant 10 deg C underground!).

Nearby Attractions

Whitecliff Furnace

Coleford GWR Museum

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