NZ6700 : Bell Pit, Overlooking Rosedale Head

taken 12 years ago, 3 km from Church Houses, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Bell Pit, Overlooking Rosedale Head
Bell Pit, Overlooking Rosedale Head
Bell Pits were formed by medieval mining for coal. A vertical shaft was sunk to reach the coal seam then working by candlelight the miners underdug the available coal at the base of the shaft. At some point the cavity excavated, now in the shape of a bell, would become too dangerous. The pit would then be abandoned and a new one dug twenty yards or so away. In time the pit collapsed forming the depressions seen today.
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NZ6700, 16 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 12 March, 2006   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 12 March, 2006
Category
Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 679 002 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:23.5656N 0:57.3476W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 679 002
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