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Bouse Hoppers 100 Metres North of Great Eggleshope Beck, Middleton in Teesdale

Description: Bouse Hoppers 100 Metres North of Great Eggleshope Beck

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111901

OS Grid Reference: NY9765630277
OS Grid Coordinates: 397656, 530277
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6676, -2.0378

Location: Middleton-in-Teesdale, Durham

Locality: Middleton in Teesdale
County: Durham
Country: England

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Listing Text

NY93SE and NY976302
8/98 Bouse hoppers 100
metres north of
Great Eggleshope
26.6.87 Beck

Bouse hoppers for Wire Gill Lead Mine. Probably late C18. Thin courses of
dry stone rubble with oblique coping. 3 walls, c. 2 - 2.5 metres high, form
hoppers on side of fell. The top is level with track at c. 400 metres above
sea level, which follows contours from former Wire Gill Mine, the bottom at
c. 395 metres above sea level abutting a horse-shoe-plan enclosure. This
enclosure is formed by walls from ground level at front rising to c. 2.5
metres at the back. In the back are 2 small square openings at ground level,
formed by wood jambs and lintels with iron hinge-pins. From this level there
was easy access to the main track along the valley.

A rare survival of lead mining techniques.

Listing NGR: NY9765630277

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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