Monument record MDR1297 - ?Early lead smelting site, Bole Hill, Bakewell

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Bole-Hill, south of Sheldon in Bakewell is included in a list of ancient boles or lead hearths. (1) Bole-hill-slacke in Sheldon occurs on a plan of 1617. (2, 3) There has been extensive mining on the hill but an early lead smelting site could not be identified. (4, 6) The place-name evidence suggests the site of lead smelting. (5)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Farey, J. 1811. A General View of the Agriculture and Minerals of Derbyshire, Vol. 1. p. 382.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Senior, W. Bound MS of William Senior's plans in Chatsworth House.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Cameron, K. 1959. The Place-Names of Derbyshire, Part I. English Place-Name Society, Vol. XXVII.. p. 165.
  • <4> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 11-MAR-66.
  • <5> Index: OS. SK 16 NE 36. SK 16 NE 36.
  • <6> Index: NDAT. 0146. 0146.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Harris, H. 1971. Industrial Archaeology of the Peak District. p. 186.



Grid reference Centred SK 184 676 (550m by 395m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR997

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Record last edited

Mar 18 2015 3:27PM

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