A coal running west from Keld Heads Vein at Spigot Lodge through Capplebank Plantation has been worked from a number of short levels. Under a lease of 1854, the lessee of the Spigot Lodge area was “To work the seam of coal for the purpose of lime burning but not for resale”. This may reflect either the quality of the seam, or Lord Bolton’s efforts to maintain the market for coal from his pits on Preston Moor.

Almost due north of the above, but across the valley, the seam, whilst present to the north of Preston under Scar, appears to have only been tried in a few places, probably for lime burning.

Gill, M.C. “Great Dales Coalfield, Eastern Areas” British Mining No.86 (2008), pp.68-108
Spensley, I.M. Mines and Miners of Wensleydale, The author, 2014

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