The mines of Grassington Moor & Wharfedale

N.M.R.S. records.

Publisher: Northern Mine Research Society in Sheffield

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SeriesBritish mining -- 13
ContributionsNorthern Mine Research Society.
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Open LibraryOL18710935M
ISBN 100901450162

The Threshfield-Bordley coalfield is the most significant area of coal in Upper Wharfedale and it has been extensively worked from Backstone Edge to Boss Moor. The Low Smelt Mill at Grassington was burning coal from the Threshfield pits in the late 17th century, but some of them are much older. Grassington Hub Community Library project service run by mainly volunteer help shop front window & flower display Wharfedale North Yorkshire Dales UK Colourful sunset sky over flowing water of River Wharfe & rocky limestone riverbanks - by scenic Ghaistrill's Strid, Grassington, Yorkshire Dales, UK. Mossdale Caverns is a cave system in the Yorkshire Dales, England. It is miles north of Grassington, and east of Conistone, where Mossdale Beck sinks at the base of Mossdale Scar. It lies at an altitude of 1, feett on the eastern flank of Wharfedale, and extends south-east beneath Grassington Moor. It is an extremely lonely and remote place.   The Walk. The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has done an excellent job protecting and upgrading the Grass Woods near Grassington. The largest Ash woodland in the Dales is a truly magical place, ideal for an afternoon stroll along one of the many footpaths which weave through the hillside.

Grassington Moor Lead Mining Trail: Grassington Moor was a major lead working centre from the 17th to the 19th centuries. The mines were once owned by the Duke of Devonshire. Between and more t tons of lead were produced, employing . Chatsworth Mine, Grassington Moor, Grassington, Craven, North Yorkshire, England, UK: Note on the mineral list: Calomel, Malachite and Mercury have been removed from the list due to the high probability of fraudulent recording of discovery by A.W.G. Kingsbury. Lower WharfedaleTo Contents. Due to the overall size of Wharfedale I have split the area into two sections Upper Wharfedale and Lower Wharfedale (here), the dividing line being just north of Grassington. The area of Ilkley Moor is included on a separate page. The area includes Grassington and Bolton Abbey both of which can get very busy but some surprisingly under walked areas can be . While the mines are no longer operational, they can still be explored. There is a tunnel entrance called Barrett's Incline near Yarnbury House which as the year carved into its arched top stone. If a visit to the mines leads to a love of subterranean exploration then head to the Stump Cross Caverns just along the B from Grassington.

This all weather mountain bike route takes you up a quiet back road up Wharfedale to Kilnsey with its impressive climbing crag. You then start up Mastiles Lane before heading off across Malham Moor on a mixture of grass track and high quality purpose built trail. The final section through the mine workings of Threshfield Moor is a superb descent on a rough gritstone track. Summary: Walk from Hebden following Hebden Beck before climbing to higher ground at Bolton Haw Crags and to Grassington Moor. On the moor visit some old mine workings which includes good examples of stone built water culverts, an excellent old chimney and the remains of a building that once housed an enormous water wheel.   A TEAM of 16 volunteers from the Grassington based Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA) went to the aid of a woman after she fell in mud while walking on Ilkley Moor yesterday (Sunday). A ruined lead mine flue. Grassington moor. A ruined flue winds it`s way over the moors to the Cupola chimney. Grassington moor lead mines. England. Bridge over River Wharfe at Grassington, Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in. River Wharfe Conistone. Conistone is a small village in North Yorkshire, England. It lies 3 miles.

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British Mining No 13 – The Mines of Grassington Moor and Wharfedale. by NMRS Records. A very detailed account of the history of these ancient mines situated on the high windswept Pennine Moors.

The industries smelting mills of the area are also described in detail. Walks Grassington and Wharfedale [Richard Hallewell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Walks Grassington and Wharfedale/5(2). The Wharfedale mines.

by GILL M C and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at A very detailed account of the history of these ancient mines situated on the high windswept Pennine Moors. The industries smelting mills of the area are also described in detail. Additionally the mines, mills and coal workings in Wharfedale are included, thus offering a complete and authoritative monograph on the regions historic extractive.

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[USED] British Mining No 13 - The Mines of Grassington Moor and Wharfedale British Mining No 97 - The Malham Mines British Mining No 53 - The Arkengarthdale Mines. There is still a lot of industrial archaeology left on Grassington moor. Whilst walking and exploring on the moor I heard the echoes of the hard toil from the men and children who worked in the leadmines.

Around Yarnbury there is enough to explore and then around the chimney there is a lot more. We are very lucky to have it on our doorstep.

Bagshaw Collection extracts from Glory Mine Reckoning Book, B.S.A. Notes on exploration of Grassington Shafts in the s. Gilligan, A. “Report on the lead mines of Grassington Moor”, c Collins, H.F.

“Report on the Grassington lead mines”, Hodgkiss, A. “Report on the Grassington lead mines”, THE history and location of the lead mines on Grassington Moor are being recorded by a fledgling group of experienced cavers.

Many people know of the lead mining industry in the area’s past, but. East Craven Moor Mine: Appletreewick: Part of the former Craven Moor Mine. East Grassington Mine: Appletreewick: The northern part of Craven Moor.

East Layton Copper Mine: East Layton: Goodchild, J. “The East Layton Copper Mine in Yorkshire and its Cost Book British Mining No (), pp 1.

Listed & Scheduled Sites at the Grassington mines 11 2. Income and expenditure at the Grassington lead mines 12 3. Cash received from the Grassington lead mines 13 4. Barmoots held at Grassington 23 5. Average annual output from the ’s to the ’s 27 6.

Management at the Grassington Mines: 32 7. If anybody would be interested in viewing these, then just request to join the Grassington Mines Appreciation Group and I will add you. Sam I assume you have got the Northern Mines books on Grassington Moor - they are well researched and will help with your background stuff in terms of locations and will help with interpretation of sites.

Lead mining in the vicinity of Grassington has been carried out since the 15th century. When George Clifford, Earl of Cumberland, became Lord of the Manor he brought skilled men from his Derbyshire mines to work in the mines on Grassington Moor, in addition, miners from Swaledale and Cornwall also settled here bringing with them valuable expertise relating to mining techniques.

Grassington Moor lead mines Octo High above the village of Grassington lies Grassington Moor, a vast plateau of moorland which marked a large and well preserved lead mining centre.

to marked the height of production and very busy it was too. Grassington Moor is one of my favourite places in the Yorkshire Dales.

I’ve visited the lead mining remains on the moor many times, always as part of a longer route. However, I have never properly followed the short waymarked Grassington Moor Leadmining Trail and visited all.

The Lost Caverns were discovered at a depth of about 70 m by miners from a level driven at a depth of 40 fathoms in Old Turf Pits on Grassington Moor. A survey made at the time indicates that the Lost Caverns is a well-decorated phreatic cave, with three main passages.

Grassington Moor. Grassington Moor is a wild expanse of moorland lying above Wharfedale and Dibblesdale, to the north of the "honeypot" dales village of Grassington.

Formerly the location of an active lead mining industry, parts of the moor are possibly dangerous as there are disused mine shafts and mine workings in the area. Other features on the moor include Grimwith Reservoir, Mossdale. The Death of a Mine Explorer within Taylors Mine.

Following closure of the mines inon the 13 th of August exactly years later, an amateur mine explorer fell to his death descending Taylors Mine on the Outmoor.

The event is remembered vividly by Pete Huff of the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association who attended the rescue and was able to recount the tragedy in detail.

The mineral specimen is shown in the first plate in a book: “Geology of the Northern Pennine Orefield” Vol. 2, Stainmore to Craven,K.C. Dunham and A.A. Wilson. The description says a “section of a lead vein from Grassington High Moor, presented by His Grace the Duke of Devonshire to the Exhibition and now displayed in the.

The Lost Caverns of Grassington Moor Credit: The British Speleological Archives Y-F Wharfedale Inminers began sinking the Old Turf Pits Shaft situated in one of the most northernly sections of the Grassington Moor Mining Area.

John is one of the founding members of the Grassington Mines Appreciation Group and was brought up for most of his life in Grassington. He is a member of the Craven Pothole Club and the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association and whilst interested in the mining history of Grassington, he is most interested in the prospect of exploring natural.

According to According to Mines and T’miners a History of Lead Mining in Airdale, Wharfedale and Nidderdale, by in almost all parts of the field, mines had been taken and most of the principle veins were known.

As time went on, a great deal of ore was extracted from the moor and the mines. The Grassington Moor lead mines officially closed in with the shafts being left to fall into disrepair. Over the years, a small number of individuals from the caving community took it upon themselves to begin exploring the mines.

There was a special interest in exploring this area, as the mining records detail large natural caverns that. Summary: This walk follows the information signs of the Grassington Moor Lead Mining Trail as set out by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust with funding support from the European Community, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, English Heritage and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

It is a short, pleasant walk across low moorland and with no significant climbing though the walk from. Distance walked: miles Total ascent: ft OS map used: OL2 - Yorkshire Dales, Southern & Western areas Time taken: 7 hrs Route description: Conistone-Conistone Dib-Old Pasture-Bare House-New Pasture Edge-Yarnbury-Old Moor Lane-Grassington Lead Mines-Grassington Moor-Black Edge-Bycliffe-Kelber Gate-Bycliffe Road-Conistone Turf Road-Capplestone Gate-Highgate Leys Lane.

Grassington was the lead mining capital of the Dales up to the end of the 19th Century and hundreds of acres of the fells to the north are covered with remains. This walk only touches the fringes of this area, but is enough to give a taste of the intense industrial activity that characterised what is now a tourist area.

The Walk. The real pleasure of the villages of Wharfedale walk is that the part of the Dales Way that follows the River Wharfe from Burnsall to Low Mill Cottage, just short of Grassington, is one of the most pleasant sections of riverside walking in the Dales.

Grassington is a market town and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, population at the Census was 1, Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the town is situated in Wharfedale, about 8 miles (10 km) north-west from Bolton Abbey, and is surrounded by limestone scenery.

Nearby villages include Linton, Threshfield, Hebden, Conistone and Kilnsey. Grassington lead mines walk walking up the track next to the stream towards the lead mines, Yorkshire Dales, UK Three sheep grazing in a meadow along the Dales Way hiking trail, near Grassington, Yorkshire, Northern England, Great Britain.

The gill gives way to Grassington Moor and the hard-bitten lead-mining relics of Yarnbury, a sprawling assortment of spoil heaps, mine shafts and derelict infrastructure, largely abandoned to the.

Distance walked: miles Total ascent: ft OS map used: OL2 - Yorkshire Dales, Southern & Western areas Time taken: hrs Route description: Conistone-Lea Green-Dales Way-Grassington-High Lane-Edge Lane-Tinkers' Lane-Hebden Beck-Duke's New Road-Grassington Moor Lead Mines-Black Edge-Bycliffe-Bycliffe Road-Conistone Turf Road-Capplestone Gate-Conistone Turf Road .To the north, Upper Wharfedale is about high moors and more robust countryside, while Lower Wharfedale, beginning at the villages of Grassington and Threshfield, is very different.

The land changes from high moor to a rich river valley with green and lush woodland - unusual in the Dales - .Kindle Books. Grassington Moor Lead Mines and Mossdale Scar Starting point and OS Grid reference: Rough, free parking at Yarnbury (SE ) At the chimney, be sure to admire the view up Wharfedale behind you.

The chimney was saved by the Earby Mines Research Group through restoration in and