SD9790 : Danger ... bell pit

taken 10 years ago, near to Woodhall, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Danger ... bell pit
Danger ... bell pit
Some walkers sheltering from a chilly February breeze in a dangerous hollow. This circular mound and central depression is what is left of a lead-mining bell pit. The entrance to the vertical shaft is in the centre of the hollow and was covered by wooden planks and turf when the pit was abandoned. But that was many years ago and as the ancient timbers rot away there is real danger that anyone putting their weight on them might end up fifty feet or so down a disused shaft.
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 22 February, 2008
Category
Mine (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 975 908 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:18.8104N 2:2.3589W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 975 909
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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