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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***** 640
 Date Entered 10/11/2012
 Updated on 20/02/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
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 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 08/11/2012
 Location Fremington Edge, slopes below Fremington Edge above West Hagg Pastures
 Civil Parish Reeth
 Brit. National Grid SE 05939 99137
 Altitude 337m
 Geology For the two other Bale Sites in this vicinity, See also SWAAG Site Nos 683 and 684.This site is located at around 325m O.D. elevation which is approximately 100m in height below the top of the Main Limestone where the well known lead bales on Fremington Edge are located. These sites are shown on a map dated 1592. (Tyson, L.O. 1989. 'A History of the Manor and Lead Mines of Marrick, Swaledale, Figure 3.') Site 1 is located close to active springs within an area of disturbed ground- within a cup shaped gravitational slump of early post glacial meltwater origin (Inf. John Russell). (landslip).
 Record Name West Hagg. Lead Bale Site 1 below Fremington Edge.
 Record Description This previously unrecorded lead bale is some distance below the series of well recorded lead bales on the top edge of the escarpment, see SWAAG previous record No... The lead bale is well vegetated although much disturbed by rabbits. Much slag and charcoal evident. Charcoal of birch has been identified although birch are entirely absent from Fremington Edge today.
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 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes The possibility that this early lead bale site was worked from the Native Settlement at West Hagg of Late Roman Date is intriguing.Site first recorded by John Russell and Tim Laurie playing truant from the hard work in progress at West Hagg excavation site.
 Image 1 ID 3668         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Lead bale above West Hagg.
 Image 2 ID 3669         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 3 ID 3670         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 4 Description Lead slag.
 Image 5 ID 4008         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Richard Smith and Alan Mills (with T.C.L.) at a revisit to this site on 17 February 2013
 Image 6 ID 4009         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 7 ID 4010         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 8 ID 4011         Click image to enlarge
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