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Monument record MDR11772 - Lead Mining Remains, Upperwood, Matlock Bath

Type and Period (3)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site
  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

Full Description

The area is shown on a late 19th century OS map as containing 'Old Shafts (Lead)'. (1) A field heavily disturbed with evidence of mining, quarrying and spoil heaps was identified at SK 2907 5747 during survey in 2008. A holloway, measuring 300m long by 5m wide and aligned south-east to north-west, was also identified at SK 2915 5737, leading to a lead mine, a 2.5m roughly triangular depression of a lead mining pit with spoilbanks surrounding it. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV-6, 1898.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Jurecki, K (ARCUS). 2008. Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Landscape Project: Cromford and Belper Survey Transects. Level 1 Survey.. C2/13, C2/14.



Grid reference Centred SK 2903 5754 (301m by 440m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3959

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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