Monument record MDR15300 - Wet Rake, Dirtlow Rake, Castleton

Type and Period (4)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Continuous line of mineral vein waste heaps with a series of hollows that are run-in shafts and/or collapsed stopes. It was known as Wet Rake or Bramhall Scran. There is a large natural hollow along the part examined. To the west it joins Dirtlow Rake (see SMR 3362) and possibly continues further (see SMR 33187), and the east part has been quarried away since. The vein to the east of Dirtlow Rake is marked as Weetrake on a map of 1691 and hence must have been exploited extensively by this date. (1)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: Badcock, A (ARCUS). 2004. Archaeological survey of land at the Hope Limestone Quarry, near Dirtlow Rake, Derbyshire.
  • <1> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1992. Aston Hall, land at Castleton, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1992. Feature No. 82.



Grid reference Centred SK 1506 8167 (632m by 50m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR3680
  • EDR3832

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Record last edited

Apr 16 2019 11:47AM

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