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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***** 923
 Date Entered 18/03/2016
 Updated on 21/03/2016
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
 SWAAG Site Harkerside Moor
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 17/03/2016
 Location Harkerside Moor. Glacial hummock on East side of Browna Gill.
 Civil Parish Grinton
 Brit. National Grid SE 01051 97529
 Altitude 363m
 Geology Hummocky glacial drift over sandstones.
 Record Name Harkerside Moor. Browna Gill. Lead Bale with indications that copper were minerals present within the ores smelted
 Record Description Group of lead bales sites (NMR Sites 236,237, 238 and 339) recorded previously, Reference: Richard Smith 2006. British Mining No 80, page 103.This group of lead bales is located on the more southerly of two glacial hummocks East of Browna Gill. Moderate amounts of yellow-coated slag, burnt sandstone and charcoal were recorded to be present. This SWAAG Record draws attention to the presence of slag at Site 238 with traces of bright blue-green azurite copper ore. See photograph images 3 and 4 below. Site 339 in this Group is Radiocarbon dated to 1300AD.
 Dimensions See photos 4 and 5 below
 Additional Notes For full details of the Bale Sites at Browna Gill and other Bale Sites in Swaledale and adjacent areas, see: Richard Smith 2006. British Mining No 80, page 103.
 Image 1 ID 6731         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The Bale site.
 Image 2 ID 6732         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The Bale site
 Image 3 ID 6734         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Brassy slag with traces of vivid blue/green Azurite? copper ore.
 Image 4 ID 6735         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Brassy slag with traces of vivid blue/green Azurite copper ore.
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