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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***** 685
 Date Entered 20/02/2013
 Updated on 02/04/2016
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
 SWAAG Site Name 
 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 17/02/2013
 Location Prys House to Munn End, Greengate Flots
 Civil Parish Marske
 Brit. National Grid NZ 0750 0225
 Altitude 344m
 Geology The Main Limestone.
 Record Name Greengates Flots. Early surface mine activity associated with the Shaw Vein
 Record Description Extensive linear area of small surface mine working pits on lead ore-rich flatts and the mineralised vertical fractures of the Main Limestone (scrins). The surface mining averages 100m in width over a distance of not less than 1km, from Munn End Gate westward to the Prys House Mine. These surface workings on readily accessible lead deposits could represent the earliest lead mining activity in the Yorkshire Dales. The presence of a rectangular platform settlement with early pottery sherds located adjacent to and convenient to exploit the Greengates Flots mining ground would seem to confirm early mining activity here. Occasional shaft mounds and a Level here indicate scattered mining subsequent to the early surface workings. Reference: Dunham, K.C. and Wilson, A.A.1985. 'Geology of the North pennine Orefield. Volume 2. Stainmore to Craven. Chapter 9 and Figures 25 and 27.' British Geological Survey.
 Dimensions See photos
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 Tree Site ID 0
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 Image 1 ID 4015         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Greengate Flots. an area of early surface lead mine workings.
 Image 2 ID 4016         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Greengate Flots. Shaft mounds, later and deeper mine working within an area of early surface lead mine workings.
 Image 3 ID 4017         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Greengate Flots. Two shaft mounds near Munn End Gate, later deeper mines within an area of early surface lead mine workings.
 Image 4 ID 4018         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Greengate Flots an early surface pit below Munn End Gate
 Image 5 ID 4019         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Location of the Greengate Flots in relation to the Shaw Vein and Prys Mines. Extract from Dunham and Wilson 1985, Figure 27.
 Image 6 ID 4020         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Early pottery sherd found at an adjacent settlement site.
 Image 7 ID 4021         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Early pottery sherd found at an adjacent settlement site.
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