Monument record MDR12045 - Shrigley's Pit, near Rake End, Hartington Upper Quarter

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1850 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

An elongated hollow in the hillside marks the collapsed entrance to a mine adit into Ringinglow coal seam. By the entrance are the footings of a small drystone walled shed. A tramway [SMR 31687] terminates the working area. Adits on the other side of the stream are also part of the same complex [SMR 31688 and 311689]. The mine is known to have been working in the 1840's as there is surviving documentation of a dispute between Shrigley, the owner, and the Cromford and High Peak railway Company, caused by damage to the mine coal trucks. The mine must have fallen out of use by the late 1850's when the railway incline was remodelled. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1994. The Goyt Valley, Hartington Upper Quarter, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1994. 148. p 33.



Grid reference Centred SK 0241 7569 (20m by 33m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3759

Please contact the HER for details.

External Links (0)

Record last edited

Mar 11 2015 2:18PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.