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Pockstones Groove (Summers Mine) Lead Mine (United Kingdom)

Unknown when the shafts at this location were first dug, but between 1764-6, several tons of ore were raised by John Summers from a grant at Pockstones. According to records two of the shafts passed through the Great Pockstone Grit, a depth of 180ft to the limestone bearing beds beneath.
Nothing more is know about the fortunes of this mine, but it had certainly ceased to work by 1801.

Getting to an from this mine, is an effort in itself, and if they were resistricted to working within the bounds of the Forest of Knaresborough, then its a walk of over 6 miles back to houses and the smelt mill in the Washburn valley.

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