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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 474
 Date Entered 22/03/2012
 Updated on 22/03/2012
 Recorded by Stephen Eastmead
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 21/03/2012
 Location Long Brae, Brownsey Moor
 Civil Parish Melbecks
 Brit. National Grid NY 96704 00108
 Altitude 502M
 Record Name Long Brae Level
 Record Description Long Brae Level was driven in May 1871 between the Main Chert and the Black beds towards the southern end of the Watersykes vein. Unfortunately Watersykes had little ore here and it was never worked. The level was driven at 42 feet per week which was a very high rate at the time. The level was in excess of 500feet long.

The level entrance is not obvious but I suspect the ridge of stones in a line in the centre of image 5 marks the entrance which has since either been sealed or collapsed.
 Image 1 ID 2385         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Long Brae Map
 Image 2 ID 2370         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Spoil Heap
 Image 3 ID 2371         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Long Brae Level
 Image 4 ID 2372         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Area to the north of Long Brae Level
 Image 5 ID 2373         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Long Brae Level
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