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Monument record MDR14949 - Lime Tree House lead mine and inn, Malthouse Lane, Ashover

Type and Period (2)

  • (Stuart to Victorian - 1650 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Stuart to Victorian - 1650 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The presence of a lead mine in the orchard adjoining the house is probably the result of an old legal technicality which prevented the mining of a particular vein by persons other than the founder, should the shaft be situated in an orchard. It is suggested at an orchard had been planted after the shaft was sunk for precisely this reason. The hose itself was originally a pub and the courtyard was used for the saddler's trade. (1) Vernacular building dated to 1705 as indicated by datestone, and altered at a later date. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Warner, T & Buxton, P (North East Derbyshire District Council). 1979. Ashover Village Trail.
  • <2> Index: Evans, R. 1976. Some dated vernacular buildings in Derbyshire.



Grid reference Centred SK 3496 6334 (47m by 23m)

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Record last edited

Nov 1 2017 4:43PM

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