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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 947
 Date Entered 23/08/2016
 Updated on 24/08/2016
 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 21/08/2016
 Location Bishopdale. Stake Moss
 Civil Parish Bishopdale
 Brit. National Grid SD 936 827
 Altitude 554m
 Geology Lead mine shaft mounds on surface of the Main Limesone exposed below heavily eroded blanket peat 2- 3m deep.
 Record Name Bishopdale CP. Stake Moss. Small lead mine complex some 3km South West of Thoralby Lead Mine.
 Record Description Bishopdale CP. Stake Moss.Located some 3km South West of the most westerly recorded lead mine on the south side of Wensleydale which is Thoralby Lead Mine. Small lead mine complex comprising at least eight shaft mounds located within Stake Moss Hags -an extensive area of heavily eroded blanket peat to the east of the Stake Road. Several of these lead mine shaft mounds are themselves partly shrouded below growing peat.
 Dimensions See photos
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 Scientific Name 
 Common / Notable Species 
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 
 Tree: Position / Form / Status 
 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes Not recorded by the OS on the 1:25000 map. Not mentioned in K.C. Dunham and Wilson, 1985. BGS Memoir Geology of the North Pennine Orefield. Chapter 11, p.163 and Figure 30. Question! Has this small lead mine within L been described previously?
 Image 1 ID 6889         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Stake Moss. Lead mine shafts within eroding peat hags.
 Image 2 ID 6890         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Several of the shaft mounds are masked under growing peat.
 Image 3 ID 6891         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 4 ID 6892         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 5 ID 6893         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description View northward from the shaft mounds towards Shunner (I think) or was it southward towards Buckden Pike?.
 Image 6 ID 6894         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Vernal or Spring Sandwort or Leadwort, Minuartia verna,in flower on one of the shaft mounds.
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