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Monument record MDR14165 - Wapping Mine and Cumberland Cavern, Derby Road, Matlock Bath

Type and Period (3)

  • (Victorian to Late 20th Century - 1900 AD to 1999 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
  • (Georgian to Late 20th Century - 1800 AD to 1999 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

Wapping Mine and Cumberland Cavern have been included in the inventory of important lead mining sites in the Peak District. Wapping Mine is an impressive example of 20th century fluorspar rake and pipe working, with large stopes and high packs of deads, with evidence of earlier small-scale lead working, including evidence for firesetting and early powder work. Cumberland Cavern, entered via Wapping Mine, is a good example of a small mine in largely natural caverns. Various surface shafts and the blocked adit entrance to Cumberland Cavern once gave access to the workings. (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. U34, pp 206-7.



Grid reference Centred SK 2923 5759 (284m by 309m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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