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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***** 229
 Date Entered 21/06/2011
 Updated on 21/06/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 20/06/2011
 Location Wensleydale, Bishopdale, Dale Head
 Civil Parish Bishopdale
 Brit. National Grid SD 95234 80716
 Altitude 420m
 Geology Drift over shales
 Record Name Lead Bale Smelting Site at Dale Head, Bishopdale
 Record Description Lead bale site adjacent to a small stream, defined by by a roughly circular area of bare ground too contaminated to support vegetation covered with fragments of lead slag and burnt stone. Much charcoal evident below the turf at the edges of the bare ground.
 Dimensions 10m diameter approximate area with visible slag
 Additional Notes It is probable that other bale sites remain to be recognised in this area. However, no lead working or mining sites evident from a brief observation of the area.
 Image 1 ID 828         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Lead bale site. Dale Head.
 Image 2 ID 829         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Lead slag, detail
 Image 3 ID 830         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Lead bale site. Dale Head.
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