SE0070 : Peck o'Malt Mine

taken 5 months ago, 4 km from Conistone, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Peck o'Malt Mine
Peck o'Malt Mine
The Peck o'Malt lead vein was worked from this lone shaft at Moorhead, it followed a SW-NE fault in the Middle Limestone. Grassington (or Bearing) Grit, a hard sandstone had to be cut through first to reach the lead vein, hence a large mound on the moor top. It may have been started in the 1770's, and was still marked as working in the 1850's, although how much ore was won from the ground in this time is unknown.
The idea that this is a bell pit is misguided, these shafts can be as deep as a man could haul up a keeble (a large bucket) of ore by means of a windlass and a rope (or using a mule) so they can be up to 48 fathoms deep(nearly 90m), although 25 fth (45m) is usual.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 March, 2019   (more nearby)
Monday, 1 April, 2019
Geographical Context
Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused  Moorland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Mine Shaft 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0046 7007 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:7.5892N 1:59.6674W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0042 7007
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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