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This Exploited Land of Iron

Rosedale East Kilns, by Paddy ChambersRosedale East Kilns, by Paddy Chambers

150 years ago many parts of the North York Moors looked very different to the present day – the valleys and hills were filled with fire, smoke and noise as they helped fuel the industrial revolution. A short but intense period of ironstone mining and railway construction left a huge impact on the landscape and its communities that can still be seen today.

This Exploited Land of Iron tells the fascinating story of this trailblazing period of industrial growth and exploitation. The project will record, conserve and protect some of the most iconic structures and landscapes that remain, help nurture the wildlife that has reclaimed these spaces, and ensure this important part of our history is not forgotten.

Invitation to tender - We are seeking an experienced and creative interpretation consultant to work with Officers and Partners to successfully design, deliver and evaluate an inspirational and cohesive interpretation scheme for the This Exploited Land of Iron project. 

For further information and to apply, please register for free on and then undertake a Notice Search using the keywords, land of iron.

Closing Date for submission is 26 July 2017 at 1pm

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