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Portal of Barratts Incline

A Grade II Listed Building in Grassington, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0893 / 54°5'21"N

Longitude: -1.9778 / 1°58'40"W

OS Eastings: 401550

OS Northings: 465936

OS Grid: SE015659

Mapcode National: GBR GPM4.MV

Mapcode Global: WHB6P.LGDW

Plus Code: 9C6W32QC+PV

Entry Name: Portal of Barratts Incline

Listing Date: 23 June 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1166878

English Heritage Legacy ID: 324782

Location: Grassington, Craven, North Yorkshire, BD23

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Grassington

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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SE 06 NW
(east side)
2/29 Portal of
Barratt's Incline
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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