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Q-pits are kiln sites which were dug for the production of white coal prior to the Industrial Revolution when white coal was largely superseded by the use of coke. [1]

17 relations: Coke (fuel), Deciduous, Ecclesall Woods, Industrial Revolution, Lead, Leadhills, Mendip Hills, Middle Ages, Oliver Rackham, Potash, Potash pit, Saw pit, Volatilisation, Westbury-sub-Mendip, White coal, Woodland, World War II.

Coke (fuel)

Coke is a fuel with a high carbon content and few impurities, usually made from coal.

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Deciduous

In the fields of horticulture and botany, the term deciduous (/dɪˈsɪdʒuəs/) means "falling off at maturity" and "tending to fall off", in reference to trees and shrubs that seasonally shed leaves, usually in the autumn; to the shedding of petals, after flowering; and to the shedding of ripe fruit.

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Ecclesall Woods

Ecclesall Woods is an area of woodland in south-west Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, between Abbeydale Road South and Ecclesall.

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Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840.

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Lead

Lead is a chemical element with symbol Pb (from the Latin plumbum) and atomic number 82.

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Leadhills

Leadhills, originally settled for the accommodation of miners, is a village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, WSW of Elvanfoot.

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Mendip Hills

The Mendip Hills (commonly called the Mendips) is a range of limestone hills to the south of Bristol and Bath in Somerset, England.

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Middle Ages

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

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Oliver Rackham

Oliver Rackham, (17 October 1939 – 12 February 2015) was an academic at the University of Cambridge who studied the ecology, management and development of the British countryside, especially trees, woodlands and wood pasture.

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Potash

Potash is some of various mined and manufactured salts that contain potassium in water-soluble form.

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Potash pit

Potash pits were kiln sites which were dug and lined with drystone walling for the production of potash prior to the Industrial Revolution.

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Saw pit

A saw pit or sawpit is a pit over which lumber is positioned to be sawed with a long two-handled saw by two men, one standing above the timber and the other below.

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Volatilisation

Volatilization is the process whereby a dissolved sample is vaporised.

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Westbury-sub-Mendip

Westbury-sub-Mendip is a village in Somerset, England, with a population of about 800, situated on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills from Wells and Cheddar.

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White coal

White coal is a form of fuel produced by drying chopped wood over a fire.

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Woodland

Woodland, is a low-density forest forming open habitats with plenty of sunlight and limited shade.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q-pit

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