Adit now blocked. (1)
Horizontal adit running into the hillside from road level. It is cut through solid limestone rather than a vein, and at c. 2m across is unusually wide, suggesting it was used as a cartway. There is a roof collapse after c. 50m. Its destination was almost certainly the mane rake c. 280m to the north-east (see SMR 28947). The drill-holes along its length are characteristic of mid-19th century mining, and there is a possibility it is the 'Hartington Level' noted in the Barmasters Book for Hartington Library, where layout meers were recorded in 1862. (2)
Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales.
Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1991. Bank Top Farm, Hartington Town Quarter, Derbyshire, archaeological survey 1991.
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SK 1250 6221 (point)
HARTINGTON TOWN QUARTER, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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