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Monument record MDR13564 - Raventor Lead Mine, Middleton-by-Wirksworth

Type and Period (1)

  • (Elizabethan to Stuart - 1600 AD? to 1699 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Ratchwood/ Ravenstor Lead Mine, Wirksworth was on of the most significant mines in the area active in the prosperous 17th century. (1) Raventor Mine (Lead) is shown near Middleton as disused on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012. The Lower Derwent Valley: The Exploitation and Use of Historic Building Materials. p 13.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 2840 5511 (44m by 42m)

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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