Prehistory in Nidderdale

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Heyshaw is a hamlet within the Civil Parish of Dacre, recent economic activity being mainly agriculture and stone quarrying. No prehistoric features have been reported but the place has had a national reputation since the eighteenth century after the finding of two Roman lead ingots or pigs from 81AD on Heyshaw Moor. The most likely explanation is that they were lost en route from  a smelting site a few miles to the north and their early Roman date suggests that there was a well developed lead industry in the area prior to the Roman conquest

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On Heyshaw Moor

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