Lead Mining In The Yorkshire Dales

Lead Mining In The Yorkshire Dales

Mining in the Yorkshire Dales

Mining in the Yorkshire Dales. Owing to the geology of the area the rocks of the Yorkshire Dales are endowed with mineral deposits which have attracted industrial activity since Roman times (and possibly even before then). Of particular interest over the centuries has been the presence of galena (a lead ore) which occurs within veins which have been exposed in places at the surface and running

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Greenhow Lead Mines Walks My Yorkshire Dales

Greenhow is one of the highest villages in England and is situated right on the boundary between the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. North of the village there is a vast sweep of moorland that, apart from a popular bridleway visiting the Prosperous Lead Mines, is .

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Lead mining in the Yorkshire Dales Dales .

The last Swaledale mine closed in 1912, but there are traces from the lead mining industry across the Yorkshire Dales. You can see evidence of the former lead mining industry on Grassington Moor and on the road between Grassington and Greenhow near Stump Cross, as well as in numerous locations around Swaledale and Arkengarthdale, such as Old Gang Smelt Mill, and Surrender Mine Swaledale.

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‎Yorkshire Dales Lead Mining on the App Store

20-12-2015 · Lead mining was once big business in the Yorkshire Dales and everywhere you go you will eventually spot a ruined smelt mill, spoil heaps or mine entrances. This free app is designed to help you safely explore some of these fascinating sites and find out more about the industry and the people who worked in it.

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Lead Mining in the Yorkshire Dales MyLearning

Lead Mining in the Yorkshire Dales. However, mining in the Dales was always hard manual labour and in very remote areas relying on pick and shovel by men, women and children in dirty and often dangerous situations. A Ruined Smelt Mill. Miners rarely became wealthy.

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Lead Mining in the Yorkshire Dales MyLearning

Much of the Yorkshire Dales National Park was under the control of local monasteries such as the abbeys of Fountains, Rievaulx and Jervaulx and the priories at Bolton and Bridlington until the dissolution of the monasteries, under Henry VIII. In 1378 lead from Wensleydale was used to rebuild the gatehouse of Carlisle Castle.

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A Rich Seam: Lead Mining and Textile Heritage in .

The DCM's collection of Dales knitting sticks are now on permanent display. Overall, the new displays allow us to exhibit better the rich history of lead mining and textiles in the Yorkshire Dales. The lead mining and textile industries were once vital to the Dales, especially in the 19th century.

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Historic Yorkshire Dales lead mine site to be .

4-8-2010 · Historic Yorkshire Dales lead mine site to be preserved But this also a very industrial landscape and nowhere more so than Grassington moor with its lead mining heritage.

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