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Monument record MDR1341 - Hard Rake Mine, Ashford-in-the-Water

Type and Period (3)

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Full Description

Large mineshaft, c.1840, with nearby gin circle in Hard Rake Plantation. Has connections to Magpie Mine to the East. (1). Hard Rake mine, in the plantation, has a capped engine shaft with an adjacent walled gin circle and dressing floor, all on a high flat-topped hillock. (4). Farey mentions Hard Rake Mine in 1811 as a lead and calamine (zinc oxide) mine. The principal work at the mine was carried out in the 1840s. (5).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. C8; Willies, L M; 1973.
  • <2> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 458.1-2.
  • <3> Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card. Hardrake Mine Shaft.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2004. An Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District. Vol. 2: Corpus of Sites. No.63, pp 89-90.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Taylor, H (PDNPA). 1999. Hard Rake, Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1999. Nos. 4,6,8-11, pp 10-11.



Grid reference Centred SK 1612 6812 (85m by 61m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Feb 20 2015 10:53AM

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