SD6319 : Bell Pits on Wheelton Moor

near to White Coppice, Lancashire, Great Britain

Bell Pits on Wheelton Moor
Bell Pits on Wheelton Moor
A series of bell pits dug to exploit a north east trending mineral vein near the ruins of Drinkwaters farm. The Standish family of Duxbury owned the land in the area and granted licences for mining work in the early eighteenth century. Witherite can be found in the banks surrounding the now sealed shafts.
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Wednesday, 5 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Thursday, 6 July, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 634 190 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.9714N 2:33.3238W
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