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Bouse Hoppers 100 Metres North of Great Eggleshope Beck

A Grade II Listed Building in Middleton in Teesdale, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6676 / 54°40'3"N

Longitude: -2.0378 / 2°2'16"W

OS Eastings: 397656

OS Northings: 530277

OS Grid: NY976302

Mapcode National: GBR GG6G.LL

Mapcode Global: WHB3R.NYS4

Plus Code: 9C6VMX96+2V

Entry Name: Bouse Hoppers 100 Metres North of Great Eggleshope Beck

Listing Date: 26 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322783

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111901

Location: Middleton in Teesdale, County Durham, DL13

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Middleton in Teesdale

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Middleton-in-Teesdale

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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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

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