NY9806 : Tramway and Dressing Floor

taken 1 year ago, near to Whaw, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Tramway and Dressing Floor
Tramway and Dressing Floor
Nut & Sloate Hole Mine begun in 1907 developed by the Stang and Cleasby Lead Mine Company to raise lead from below the Main Limestone beds.
A previous company had driven a few fathoms at Nut Hole before abandoning it, not realising the wealth that lay hidden there. A temporary dressing floor was set up, but the operation was inefficient and the incline into the mine deemed to be too steep.
As the miners dug further, two veins were found running directly into the hill, with several cross strings dissecting them. From these veins and flats, increasing amounts of ore were found and it was decided to make a horse level into the mine to allow the use of larger waggons. Begun in Oct 1908 and completed in Sept 1909, a 600 yd tramway had been built across the moor to Faggergill dressing floors, using deads from the mine for its bed.
This is the top end of the tramway and the trail of spoil from the first mine/dressing floor.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Sunday, 29 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Railways  Derelict, Disused  Moorland 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9838 0695 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:27.4759N 2:1.5899W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9833 0697
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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