Blackett Level portal

  • Description

    "A strong flow of water drains from the mouth of Blackett Level. This was a drainage and exploration level designed to run from Allendale to connect with the Gin Hill Shaft in Allenheads, to dewater the Allenheads mine and search for new mineral veins in the intervening ground. It was a major undertaking but lead prices slumped, Allenheads Mine closed and the driving was left off just past Spartylea. Veins worth working were discovered at Sipton and St Peter's and these were exploited until 1946 when both mines closed." Photo by Helen Wilkinson, 2009.
  • Owner

    Helen Wilkinson
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1182864
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 3 weeks ago
    Viewed: 24 times
    Picture Taken: 2009-02-28
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