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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 478
 Date Entered 25/03/2012
 Updated on 25/03/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Industrial Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Location William Gill
 Civil Parish Arkengarthdale
 Brit. National Grid NY 91563 05277
 Altitude 581m down to 535m
 Geology Namurian strata.
 Record Name The William Gill Colliery
 Record Description A visual record of the main pit and several other shaft mounds located lower down on the southern side of William Gill. There are at least eight isolated shafts centred at NY919 054,569m, of which only four are recorded here. The shaft mounds on the eastern side of William Gill are substantial and are shrouded in heather. These may be older pits, and probably predate the Main Pit which is at NY91563 05277,581m. Several of these lower shaft mounds show remains of horse whim bases. The access roads to these isolated pits are not prominent.
 Dimensions See photographs.
 Additional Notes There are long peat faces running downslope towards the aest bank of William Gill which may have been peat diggings in this area.
 Image 1 ID 2406         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Heather covered shaft mound on eastern side of William Gill at NY91946 05568,544m
 Image 2 ID 2407         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Shaft mound on eastern side of William Gill at NY91946 05568,544m
 Image 3 ID 2408         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Shaft mound on eastern side of William Gill at NY91946 05568,544m
 Image 4 ID 2409         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Shaft mound on eastern side of William Gill at NY91930 05460, 561m
 Image 5 ID 2410         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Shaft cover of Pit at NY91938 05403,569m
 Image 6 ID 2411         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Shaft cover of isolated pit at NY91857 05338,563m. View southward towards the Main Colliery in distance.
 Image 7 ID 2412         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description William Gill Colliery.
 Image 8 ID 2413         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description William Gill Colliery. Remains of buildings.
 Image 9 ID 2414         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description William Gill Colliery. Remains of buildings.
 Image 10 ID 2415         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description William Gill Colliery. Remains of buildings.
 Image 11 ID 2417
 Image 11 Description 
 Image 12 ID 2418
 Image 12 Description Section of rail pointing skyward
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