SD8144 : The Ancient Border - lest we forget

taken 6 years ago, near to Newby, Lancashire, Great Britain

The Ancient Border - lest we forget
The Ancient Border - lest we forget
This small stream is Ings Beck and along it runs the ancient boundary between Lancashire (Twiston Parish) and Yorkshire (Rimington Parish). But in 1974, faceless timeservers in Whitehall tampered with boundaries so that now both these parishes are administered by Lancashire County Council. The cottage is, by rights, just in Yorkshire. Its name is Mines Cottage, reflecting small scale lead mining activity that once took place at the York and Lancaster Mine, which was just on the Yorkshire side of the beck, beyond the cottage. There was also another small lead mine at Skeleron, just a little further down the beck. Also, even further down, but on the Lancashire side this time, there was once a barytes mine. Barytes is actually barium sulphate, and is very rare - I know of no other barytes mine in Lancashire or Yorkshire.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 9 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 9 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Uplands  Boundary, Barrier  Village, Rural settlement  Quarrying, Mining 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8158 4476 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:53.9207N 2:16.9084W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8161 4473
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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