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placename:- Flat Stone Pot
other name:- Flatstones Pot
county:- North Yorkshire
pothole; cave
Altitude 1300 feet
coordinates:- SD713770
10Km square:- SD77
Grade II.
References Balderston c1890
Brook, D & Davies, G & Long, M H & Sutcliffe, J R: 1975: Northern Caves, vol.4 Whernside and Gragareth: Dalesman Books:: ISBN 0 85206 259 1

1Km square SD7177

old map:- Balderston c1890 map

Map, the hills in the Ingleton area, engraved by Goodall and Suddick, Leeds, in Ingleton, Bygone and Present, by Robert R and Margaret Balderston, published about 1890.
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Flatstone Pot

placename:- Flatstone Pot
date:- 1890
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

descriptive text:- Balderston c1890

Book, Ingleton, Bygone and Present, by Robert R and Margaret Balderston, published by Simpkin, Marshall and Co, London, and by Edmndson and Co, 24 High Street, Skipton, Yorkshire, about 1890.
page 79:-
...
Flat Stone, or Scales Moor Pot.
Crossing over the low spur of Whernside towards the scars on the eastern side, and about a mile or more from Twisleton Hall, close under the slope of the spur dividing the moorland and limestone plateau, a couple of holes may be seen, neither apparently of great depth; but on close examination the southern end of the north-eastern pot, discloses a deep shaft, thirty-thee feet to the first stopping point - to which we, in fact, descended. A sound of water, like that of a strong stream or waterfall can be heard within, and the total depth ascertained by line was fifty-one feet. A flat stone rests over the deepest portion of the fissure. A few mountain ash and ferns are to be seen above.

placename:- Flat Stone Pot
other name:- Scales Moor Pot
site name:- Whernside
site name:- Scales Moor
date:- 1890
period:- 19th century, late; 1880s

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