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Monument record MDR1411 - Smallpenny Vein sough level, Lathkill Dale, Over Haddon

Type and Period (4)

  • (Stuart to Victorian - 1700 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Stuart to Victorian - 1700 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Lead mine first recorded in 1761, being worked by the London Lead Company. There is a sough level in the valley bottom, extending an unknown distance along the sole of the vein. Surface remains include an old coe and the leat from the sough. (1). Sough first recorded in a transfer of title of 1814. May be a London Lead Company construction or a later (1766?) local effort. (2). The sough level belonging to Smallpenny Vein worked by the London Lead Company. There is a ruined mining coe situated next to the adit/level and a leat is visible frunning from the coe alongside the path. It is c. 2m wide and 0.5m deep. The coe and adit are shown on the 1880 Ordnance Survey map. (3). Smallpenny Vein Sough was recorded in 1814. The vein can be traced up the steep hillside by narrow workings and then by lines of grassed over hillocks. (4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Personal Observation: Rieuwerts, J. 1990. Pers. Comm.. 1990.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Rieuwerts,J : 1987 : History and gazetteer of the lead mine soughs of Derbyshire : p51.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Taylor, H (PDNPA). 1999. Mill Farm, Over Haddon, Derbyshire, rapid farm survey, upland option, 1999. Feature 16.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Ford, T & Rieuwerts, J. 1975. Lead Mining in the Peak District, 2nd edition. p73.



Grid reference Centred SK 1802 6578 (18m by 14m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3861

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Record last edited

Apr 14 2015 8:47AM

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