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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 683
 Date Entered 18/02/2013
 Updated on 20/02/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 19/02/2013
 Location Escarpment slope above West Hagg Farm.
 Civil Parish Reeth
 Brit. National Grid SE 05853 99233
 Altitude 334m
 Geology At edge of outcrop of the Underset Limestone.
 Record Name Fremington Edge above West Hagg Farm. Lead Bale site No 2 below Fremington Edge.
 Record Description See SWAAG Site Record Nos 640 (Site 1) and 684 (Site 3) for details of Bale Site No 1 below Fremington Edge which is approximately 200m east of this site and Site No 3. This site,Site No 2 is a rather small lead smelting site located by Richard Smith, Alan Mills and Tim Laurie. Site 2 is on the top edge of the Underset Limestone and is the second of three bale sites on the rocky slopes above the walled pastures of West Hagg Farm. This site is located at around 335m O.D. elevation which is approximately 65m below the top of the Main Limestone where the well known lead bales here are shown on a map dated 1592, are located.(Tyson, L.O. 1989. 'A History of the Manor and Lead Mines of Marrick, Swaledale, Figure 3.')
 Dimensions See photos
 Additional Notes Much lead slag evident including lead glazing on sandstone, see photos, and lead silicate traces on stones built into an adjacent field wall.
 Image 1 ID 4002         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description West Hagg. Underset Limestone below Fremington Edge. Richard Smith and Alan Mills at Lead Bale Site No 2.
 Image 2 ID 4003         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description West Hagg. Underset Limestone below Fremington Edge. Richard Smith and Alan Mills at Lead Bale Site No 2.
 Image 3 ID 4004         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description West Hagg. Underset Limestone below Fremington Edge. Richard Smith and Alan Mills at Lead Bale Site No 2.
 Image 4 ID 4005         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description West Hagg. Underset Limestone below Fremington Edge. Richard Smith and Alan Mills at Lead Bale Site No 2.
 Image 5 ID 4006         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description West Hagg. Underset Limestone below Fremington Edge. Lead slag and glazed surface at Lead Bale Site No 2.
 Image 6 ID 4007         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description West Hagg. Underset Limestone below Fremington Edge. Lead glazed surface detail. Lead Bale Site No 2.
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