Sling, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JG

Sling, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JG

Date of visit: 28th July 2021


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The hamlet of Sling derives its name from a local iron ore mine. In 1838 G. E. Jackson, a Birmingham ironmaster, sank “Old Sling” ore mine below old workings at Clearwell Meend. It was one of the larger iron ore mines in the Forest of Dean, and in the mid-1860s it employed nearly 100 people. The mine had closed by 1921.

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Location – Northing & Westing 51Β°46’09.8″N, 2Β°36’25.2″W
Location – Plus code: 9C3VQ99V+Q6
Location – what3words: darling.silence.insulated
Location – Grid Reference SO 58210 08032
Location – OS X & Y: 208032, 358210
Location – Latitude & Longitude: 51.769391, -2.607021
Location – UK Postcode: GL16 8JG