barrow crook

1) Noted in colliery accounts; a metal hook of some kind, possibly a coupling hook.

References date from 1734 in Colsterdale and a little later in the West Riding: 1754 to a Barrow Crook 8d, Beeston

1840 To 2 Small rods and 3 barrow crooks 4s 0d, Tong. The ‘barrows’ referred to in that late period were possibly wooden corves. Elsewhere, thre crockes or hooks were part of the clatch harness.

dates 1734 1754 1840

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