1) Thin pieces of timber.

The wood and timber requirements of lead-miners included huge quantities of stoprise, that is thin pieces of timber, a word noted in Derbyshire and Lancashire from 1630 and soon afterwards in Swaledale: 1671 stoprice paid to Geo. Spensley 8,800 at 2s 6d per thousd: this was described by Arthur Raistrick as ‘lighter stuff which was put behind the timber framing’.

places Swaledale
sources NYCRO No. 31
dates 1671

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