Monument record MDR1418 - Whale Lead Sough, Deepdale, Sheldon
Type and Period (2)
- DRAINAGE LEVEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- SHAFT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
Long line of air shafts and a slabbed culvert forming a 'Bolt' or water discharge from lead mine sough. (1). The sough is 1.75 miles long including branches dug between 1738 and 1767. Also known as Hubbadale sough or Wheal sough. Connects with Hubbadale mines near Flagg. (2). An historically important sough to the Hubbadale Pipes with a good example of a slabbed bolt with six shaft hillocks. Underground the sough is accessible for some distance to a fall, now enterable via a reopened shaft in a hillock near the tail. (3). Surface remains of this sough are extensive but have been disturbed during the recent attempts to re-open the sough. The remains include five shafts and associated hillocks, dating from the 18th century. (4).
- <1> SDR19109 Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. C249; Rieuwerts, J; no date.
- <2> SDR16407 Article in monograph: Rieuwerts, J. 1987. History & Gazetteer of the Lead Mine Soughs of Derbyshire. p42.
- <3> SDR19821 Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2004. An Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District. Vol. 2: Corpus of Sites. No. 60, p 86.
- <4> SDR19610 Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1995. Beech Farm, Taddington, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1994/95. No.77, pp 23-24.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 1603 6943 (192m by 221m) (Centre)|
|Civil Parish||SHELDON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Apr 27 2015 3:50PM