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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 910
 Date Entered 06/12/2015
 Updated on 08/12/2015
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Industrial Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 06/11/2015
 Location Shaw Side . A walk on the eastern slopes of Hoove
 Civil Parish Arkengarthdale
 Brit. National Grid NZ 008 066
 Altitude 520m
 Geology Faulted and mineralised strata above and below the Crow Cherts east of the Hurgill Shaft
 Record Name A walk above Stang House on a misty day to find the Hurgill Shaft.
 Record Description Driven from lower levels by encroaching mist, we walked from the Stang Road on Shaw Side in search of mining remains. The remains of a stone built structure, thought at first to be an early shieling are now interpreted as a probable mine shop related to the Hurgill Shaft. A windproof shelter would be necessary at this high and isolated locality. However the real pleasure of this day was to be high above the mist which filled the lower reaches of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale and at one point engulfed us also.
 Image 1 ID 6604         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Looking back the mist advances towards Stang House
 Image 2 ID 6597         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The mist is getting close!
 Image 3 ID 6598         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description We were covered but now we are ok, I think
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 Image 4 Description We had better go down and find some archaeology.
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 Image 5 Description Hurgill Level is somewhere down there.
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 Image 6 Description Remains of a substantial rectangular building. Sheiling or Mine shop related to the Hurgill shaft perhaps.
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 Image 8 Description A fine well built stone sheepfold at Hart Holes.
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 Image 9 Description The Upper of the two water storage dams above the Stang Mine
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 Image 10 Description The Upper of the two water storage dams above the Stang Mine
 Image 11 ID 6607
 Image 11 Description Lower and larger of the two storage dams above the Stang Mine
 Image 12 ID 6608
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 Image 13 ID 6609
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