The Great Trial: A Swaledale Lead Mining Dispute

The Great Trial: A Swaledale Lead Mining Dispute

From 1705 to 1709, a legal battle was fought out in the court of exchequer between Thomas, Lord Wharton, and Reginald Marriott Esq. over the lead mines on Grinton moor in Swaledale. 

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From 1705 to 1709, a legal battle was fought out in the court of exchequer between Thomas, Lord Wharton, and Reginald Marriott Esq. over the lead mines on Grinton Moor in Swaledale. In its day this was a cause célèbre due to the high political office occupied by Lord Wharton and because of the vast sums of money that were at stake. Large numbers of local people were drawn in as witnesses on both sides and their testimony provides a fascinating insight into the life of this remote Yorkshire valley in the opening years of the 18th century.

  • Size 186 x 160mm
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 486
  • ISBN 9781903564806
  • Editor Tim Gates
  • Illustrations mono
  • Year 2012

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