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Monument record MDR1416 - Kirk Dale Mine, 387m east of St Michael and All Angel's Church, Sheldon

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval to Late 20th Century - 1540 AD to 2000 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The mine was working by 1820 and abandoned by 1870. The spoil heaps adjacent to the mine were being reworked for fluorspar/calcite in the late 20th century. (1). A line of shafts running along Kirkdale valley, following the line of a lead rake. (2). Most of the site is now destroyed by recent opencast working and tipping. (4). The north-western section of Kirkdale Mine has been included on the list of High Priority Lead Mining Sites, mainly for its ecological interest, where some hillocks are intact but others have been largely removed. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Ford, T & Rieuwerts, J. 1983. Lead Mining in the Peak District, 3rd edition. p69, 79.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. C21; PWFC; undated.
  • <3> Photograph: Kirk Dale Mine. Photo : 2 : 14.
  • <4> Personal Observation: Parker, R M. 1990. Pers. Comm..
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2004. An Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District. Vol. 1: Context, Inventory, Summary & Analyses. No. N159.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2005. Updated Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District.. p 9, Site no. N157.



Grid reference Centred SK 181 687 (540m by 589m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Jul 30 2013 9:23AM

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