1) In some colliery records there appears to be little difference in meaning between board and boardgate, but usually the latter describes a passage into or connecting the 'boards' rather than a place of work.

In the Farnley accounts there is reference in 1692 to 2 yards of board gate and in 1704 to driving the boardgate. In 1719, the writer of these accounts wrote I fest boardgate with James at 9d per yard, 80 yards, with earnest 1s 6d .

places Farnley
dates 1692

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