NY8356 : Blackett Level portal

taken 9 years ago, near to Allendale Town, Northumberland, Great Britain

Blackett Level portal
Blackett Level portal
A strong flow of water drains from the mouth of Blackett Level. This was a drainage and exploration level designed to run from Allendale to connect with the Gin Hill Shaft in Allenheads, to dewater the Allenheads mine and search for new mineral veins in the intervening ground. It was a major undertaking but lead prices slumped, Allenheads Mine closed and the driving was left off just past Spartylea. Veins worth working were discovered at Sipton and St Peter's and these were exploited until 1946 when both mines closed.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 28 February, 2009
Category
Mine (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 837 560 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.9292N 2:15.3043W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 837 560
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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