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Description: Portal of Barratts Incline
Date Listed: 23 June 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 324782
OS Grid Reference: SE0155065936
OS Grid Coordinates: 401550, 465936
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0893, -1.9778
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GRASSINGTON OLD MOOR LANE
SE 06 NW
2/29 Portal of
Tunnel portal. Dated 1828. By Captain Barratt for the Grassington lead
mines. Edge-tooled ashlar blocks. A narrow opening approximately 3 metres
wide and 3 metres high of well-cut voussoirs with slightly projecting
narrower keystone. Projecting band and 3 massive parapet coping stones,
the central stone having a smoothly-tooled central panel with the incised
date "1828". Captain Barratt was the local agent and engineer supervising
the lead mining from 1818, a period when major reorganisation of the mines
was taking place. He introduced sophisticated new techniques of ore dressing
and invented the forerunner of the mechanical jig. The incline was driven
into a 20 fathom network and introduced the use of ponies for drawing the
ore out of the mine. The whole scheme was completed in 1833. A.
Raistrick, Lead Mining in the Mid Pennines, 1973, plll. J.H. Dickinson,
Mines and T'Miners, 1972,p20.
Listing NGR: SE0155065936
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Source: English Heritage
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