SD8070 : Foredale Cottages

taken 13 years ago, near to Helwith Bridge, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Foredale Cottages
Foredale Cottages
Foredale cottages below Nibble Quarry. Part of old incline visible to right of cottages, upper part obliterated when waste heap was bulldozed following the Aberfan disaster. A stable permeable waste heap was destabilised by creating a dam of fine waste across the mouth to the quarry, the resulting build up of water created a hush* which swept away the community centre and only the ridge of rock saved the cottages.

* Hush/hushing: An archaic (in this country) process used by mineral miners to open up new lodes by directing powerful streams of water along potential ore bodies to remove vegetation and overburden.
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Date Taken
Friday, 14 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Sunday, 6 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Industry  Waste, Waste management 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8022 7007 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:7.5661N 2:18.2495W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8034 6989
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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