Monument record MDR14759 - Sitch Mine, Little Bolehill, Wirksworth

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Wirksworth was one of the most important centres of the lead-mining industry and an early centre of large scale quarrying. The northern ands western sides of the town were surrounded by lead mines and a number of significant residual features remain. Spoil heaps and disturbed ground mark the location of Sitch Mine. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales. p 54.



Grid reference Centred SK 2937 5460 (126m by 112m)

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Record last edited

Nov 21 2018 3:07PM

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