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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 342
 Date Entered 21/11/2011
 Updated on 25/11/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 20/11/2011
 Location Birkdale Common. Lane End Mine
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid 
 Geology Namurian Strata (TFG) above Main Limestone.
 Record Name Birkdale Common. Lane End Mine. Level at stream level.
 Record Description This level is visible only from the east bank of Great Sleddale Beck and easily overlooked.
 Dimensions Very small arched tunnel visible.
 Additional Notes This may have been a drainage or early trial level but no water runs from this level today. It must be well above the level reached by the main shaft at the mine itself.

Please see records 108 and 325 as well.
 Image 1 ID 1335         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Lane End Mine complex from the east. Opening to level visible above stream.
 Image 2 ID 1336         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 3 ID 1337         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 4 ID 1338         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 5 ID 1339         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 6 ID 1402         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Probably a miners bunk house
 Image 7 ID 1401         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Main shaft said to be 50 fathoms deep = 300 feet or 274 metres.
 Image 8 ID 1396         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Dressing floor
 Image 9 ID 1397         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Water wheel pit
 Image 10 ID 1399         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Bouse Teams
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