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Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 944
 Date Entered 14/08/2016
 Updated on 14/08/2016
 Recorded by Alan and Judith Mills
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 14/08/2016
 Location Apedale
 Civil Parish Redmire
 Brit. National Grid SE 01 94
 Record Name More on lead mining in Apedale
 Record Description An introduction to lead mining in Apedale is given in SWAAG database record number 934, which also contains references for further reading.

This record is a supplement to 934, identifying further interesting features associated with lead mining in Apedale.
 Image 1 ID 6877         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Juniper Level portal; SE 01085 94909. The level seems to have been driven to explore the vein under the hush which can be seen in the background.
 Image 2 ID 6878         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description A bale site at SE 00991 94957, possibly for smelting the ore from the nearby hush workings.
 Image 3 ID 6879         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description A small collection of slag at the above bale site.
 Image 4 ID 6880         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description A good example of a small hush dam at SE 00964 94948
 Image 5 ID 6881         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description The outlet from the hush dam, leading down to the hush below.
 Image 6 ID 6882         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description A smithy at SE 00905 94944 with a Smith (Richard) in the foreground !
 Image 7 ID 6883         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Inside the smithy. The hearth was probably in the far right corner where there are the remains of a chimney, with the bellows to the left, feeding air through a hole in the dividing wall. There is a raised area to the right (out of sight) which was possibly the base of a workbench.
 Image 8 ID 6884         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description A piece of 'bouse' i.e. material extracted from the vein, showing a small string of galena (ore). The workings in this area near the smithy would appear to have been very productive judging by the amount of galena left behind; presumably this piece of bouse and several others nearby were not considered worth the effort of dressing.
 
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