Dacre – SE 163618
As well as the place name, this is one of the few sites with field evidence of a bale smelting site. The former is supported by the occurrence of the element ‘Black’ (Black Hill, Nanny Black Hill and Black Sike), which is felt by some to be another indicator of locations used for smelting. The nearest mining was at Mineral Farm, about 2.5 km to the south-east but, if the bale was monastic, the ore could have come from Bewerley.
Further information and references can be found in:
- Gill, M.C. Yorkshire Smelting Mills Part 2, Northern Mine Research Society Memoirs 1993, British Mining No 48, pp 132-151