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Viewing website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 801
 Date Entered 11/04/2014
 Updated on 13/04/2014
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Industrial Archaeology
 Site Access Private
 Record Date 08/04/2014
 Location Fremington Edge, mid slope below the Copperthwaite Vein.
 Civil Parish Reeth
 Brit. National Grid SE 04343 9993
 Altitude 268m
 Geology 'Slipped ground above the Five Yard Limestone' (Dunham and Wilson 1985, p.146).
 Record Name Images of Fremington 3: The Fremington Mine Level. Final workings commenced around 1870 on the Copperthwaite Vein.
 Record Description the final exploratory level driven from SE0434 9998, 268m approximately 1000ft (305m) to find the Copperthwaite Vein below the levels previously worked.'The Copperthwaite Vein was then found by means of short south crosscuts and a further 91m drivage on the vein. This success however did not lead to a mine.'(Dunham and Wilson 1985, p.146).
 Additional Notes The substantial twin spoil heaps of this, the final exploratory workings commenced around 1870 on the Copperthwaite Vein were prominent when seen by SWAAG Big Dig Walkers on 09 April 2014 from the Low Lane Track to Fremington. See Image No 1.
 Image 1 ID 5378         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The twin spoil heaps of the Fremington Mine which are the final exploratory lead mine workings on the Copperthwaite Vein are prominent above the western end of Low Lane
 Image 2 ID 5369         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 3 ID 5374         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description This small level some 400m further west and close to the track at NZ04035 00119 was probably a failed exploratory level, with small shaft mound 50m upslope
 Image 4 ID 5372         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The spoil heap and view down to the Settlement above Arkle Beck
 Image 5 ID 5373         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description The portal or entrance to the Level is obscured by thorn bushes
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