Ardwick lime works: A Manchester case study

DateOct 27, 2021
AuthorTom Harvey-James

Would you be surprised if we told you that more properties are at risk from non-coal mining activity in Greater Manchester than from former coal mines?

In 2020, Manchester was home to over half a million people, a function of the boom the city has experienced  since the industrial revolution. It boasts the UK’s first working canal, the first inner-city railway and became one of the largest producers of cotton.

But Manchester has lesser known but significant roots in mining and minerals. The Ardwick Limestone Mines were a complex enterprise of quarrying and subsurface extraction that lies hidden beneath today’s densely populated, bustling city.

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