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Monument record MDR13956 - Little Brookhead Mine, Edge Road, Eyam

Type and Period (4)

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

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Little Brookhead Mine is an intact small mine complex on a steep shale/ gritstone slope. An upper terraced working floor has a capped shaft and a gin circle. A rectangular adjacent area, terraced into the slope, may be the site of a wooden coe and there is an adjacent possible washing pit. Above an to one side is a possible pond. There is also a lower terraced area that must also have been used for dressing. A gully with pit at one end may have been associated with buddling. A large partially-robbed hillock on the slope below contains finely-crushed processed material and shale from shaft sinking. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2004. An Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District. Vol. 2: Corpus of Sites. p 53, site no. 36.



Grid reference Centred SK 2225 7666 (59m by 68m)

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Record last edited

Jul 16 2013 11:26AM

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