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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie F,S,A,

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 717
 Date Entered 14/04/2013
 Updated on 14/04/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Industrial Archaeology
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 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 04/04/2013
 Location Marrick CP. Hurst. Shaw Gill.
 Civil Parish Marrick
 Brit. National Grid NZ 0664 0252
 Altitude 250m
 Geology Stream cut ravine through Richmond Chert strata.
 Record Name The Prys Level Lead Mine Complex in Shaw Gill. Spring 2013.
 Record Description The Prys Level. 'In 1859 a long adit was driven frm Shaw Beck below White Scar to reach the Shaw Vein 252m from the portal....' For a detailed description of the further extent of these workings, see K.C.Dunham and A.A.Wilson: British Geological Survey. 'Geology of the North Pennine Orefield, Vol.2 Stainmore to Craven, pp149,150 These photographs were taken during a snow shower while walking from Hurst through Shaw Gill to Helwith Farm and returning to Hurst via Holgate Gill and the Goats Road, see also Swaag Records Nos ...
 Dimensions See photos
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 Tree: Position / Form / Status 
 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes The location of the Level portal is at the head of the extensive tailings near the Mine Office Building. It was my impression that the roof of this building had suffered further collapse damage from the recent heavy snow.
 Image 1 ID 4380         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The Prys Level and Mine Shop in Shaw Gill.
 Image 2 ID 4381         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Dead sheep, one of two recent casualties, at entrance door to the mine office.
 Image 3 ID 4382         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Stone slate, with peg hole.
 Image 4 ID 4384         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The ruined roof with king post roof truss.
 Image 5 ID 4383         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Tailings or spoil heap on bank of Shaw beck.
 Image 6 ID 4385         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Booze teams or open lead ore storage bays.
 Image 7 ID 4386         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Lead mine structures and lead contaminated concentrate residue heaps. Who worried or worries now about lead pollution to the stream?
 Image 8 ID 4387         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Finally the snow stopped and the sun shone in Shaw Gill.
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