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placename:- Whitriggs Iron Mine and Iron Works
locality:- Whitriggs
parish Lindal and Marton parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
iron mine; mine
coordinates:- SD24357638
10Km square:- SD27

1Km square SD2476

source:- OS County Series (Lan 16)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
Whitriggs Iron Mines and Iron Works

placename:- Whitriggs Iron Mines and Iron Works
date:- 1847=1851
period:- 19th century, late; 1840s; 1850s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Page 37:-
Make an excursion to the west [from Ulverston], three miles, and visit the greatest iron-mines in England. At Whitrigs the works are carried on with much spirit, by driving of levels into the bosom of the mountain. The ore is found in a limestone stratum mixed with a variety of spars of a dirty colour. There is much quartz in some of the works that admits of a high polish. At present the works in Stoneclose and Aldgarly are the most flourishing that have been known in Furness. This mineral is not hurtful to any animal or vegetable. The verdure is remarkably fine about the workings, and no one ever suffered by drinking the water in the mines, though discoloured and much impregnated with the ore.
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

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