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Posted: 31/08/2020 23:58:27
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Anyone know anything about a couple of mines on Dufton Fell & Knock Fell. I was walking on Meldon Fell in July and wondered what was on the next fell and came across them whilst looking at old maps of the area..

They are:-
Stakebeck Mine (Lead) at 694m asl (2277ft) which show up quite nicely on satellite images as a series of shafts on the 3 Yard Limestone, and there was a shop and a level shown on the old maps. GR: NY 7463 2958

Knock Coal Shop Mine (Coal) at 728m asl (2391ft) which shows up as a small area of grey spoil on the satellite image, but which comprised two levels & a shop. GR: NY 7389 2998

Knock Coal Mine (Coal) at 703m asl (2308ft) which shows up as an area of black spoil and the ruins of a building approx 100m apart on the satellite. GR: NY 7338 3073

Access is difficult as it is mostly blanket bog or swamp with the odd bit of limestone or gritstone protruding from the ground. There is access as far as Great Rundale Tarn at NY 7286 2837 or up Stake Beck which branches off Maize Beck above High Cup Nick.
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Posted: 02/09/2020 16:02:40
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Speaking of which, on the way up from Dufton to High Cup Nick, just after entering the area where ground birds nest there is a prominent arch, or portal beside the track. It looks like a walled-up adit or entry, but the location is wrong for that. Does anyone know its origin and history? IP: 81.96.123.121
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Posted: 02/09/2020 18:31:35
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derrick man wrote:

Speaking of which, on the way up from Dufton to High Cup Nick, just after entering the area where ground birds nest there is a prominent arch, or portal beside the track. It looks like a walled-up adit or entry, but the location is wrong for that. Does anyone know its origin and history?


If it's next to the PW then it's an old field limekiln.

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Posted: 02/09/2020 19:03:55
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PW? IP: 81.96.123.121
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Posted: 02/09/2020 20:41:39
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