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Property at Risk from Norwich’s Hidden Chalk Mining Legacy

Mining in Norfolk’s county town is suggested to date back as early as the 12th Century. However, across the county, there is clear evidence of mineral extraction dating back over 5000 years. In this latest case study examining major cities and the impacts of non-coal mineral mining, we look at how chalk has shaped the...

Flooding by Franklin on a Conveyor of Storms

Whether it is the act of naming storms that has brought them to more prominence or the fact that three of them happened in one week, our latest turbulent weather has again publicised and underlined our vulnerabilities from the changing climate.  Storm Dudley crossed the north of England and brought high winds and damage to...

Using LiDAR to spot Iron Mining in the Weald

The Weald lies in south east England, sandwiched between the North and South Downs, passing through the counties of Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Kent. Its name – derived from the West Saxon – means forest and in Old English woodland, indicating an abundant resource that would play a vital role in the historic metalliferous mining...

Supporting Future Cornish Career Success

Groundsure is committed to supporting our Cornish community. Our Cornwall team has been based in the county for 40 years and I’ve been lucky enough to have been part of that for some 30 of those. We are proud to have contributed to a number of local charities and supported institutions whenever the opportunity has...

Tin Mining Remediation for Cornwall Business Park

Part of the challenge of assessing past tin mining activity is that its history stretches back thousands of years and yet effective records have been in existence only comparatively recently. With the introduction of the Coal and Metalliferous Mines Regulation Act of 1872, detailed plans were produced and deposited with the Mining Records Office (MRO)...

Nottingham: The House of Caves

Tig Guocobauc, or House of Caves as it translates, was the name given to the city of Nottingham by the chronicler to Alfred the Great in the year 893 A.D. For many of the city’s inhabitants, it is something they are quite proud of.  It helps make the city what it is today and forms...

Going deeper: Groundsure’s mine cavity remediation approach

Cornwall has a long and illustrious history of metalliferous mining stretching back for centuries until the last Cornish tin mine at South Crofty closed in March 1998. While it came to an end, its legacy is still being felt today. Prior to regulations being brought in to ensure safe building practices on Brownfield sites affected...