warringtonrhino wroteColonhere are the top ones, the files were too large to attach all 6
as you can see the workings were under the current Killingbeck Asda and Seacroft Hospital
I have had to reduce the image size to make them small enough for our set up, if anyone wants the full size files they can be emailed.
Deeply indebted to you WR for your kind offerings as well. I'll try to download those maps and see if they can zoom in.
To locate the three shafts I've gone to the 1846 OS map. At the White Horse pub across York Road are shafts, I assume include the White Horse shaft. Just NE of these alongside Harehills Lane is what I presume is the Harehills Lane shaft - how DO I possess such genius to work that out
Down in Killingbeck is a sandstone quarry but a single shaft just near making the three nicely locatable.
Now on the Wyke Beck below Killingbeck and towards the Ross Pit there is a feature "COAL SEEN" which seems to relate to an outcrop on the banks of the beck? It says
spavin, shale & Ironstone 4'9"
I only half dare interpret that as the constituents and depth of the strata at that point?
But how did they know? Did they dig a trial shaft alongside a beck?
Delightfully the combining of shale & ironstone gels beautifully with GT's explanation of the occurence.
"Spavin" I think is some sort of silicaceous mudstone, but like "Calliard" a fine grained sandstone, dictionaries no longer carry these words from the days I suppose it was important to differentiate between varieties of extractive materials.
But back to the "Ironhills" dilemma? If they didn't dig the iron there was it dug from outcrops along the beck?