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Monument record MDR15419 - Ponds/?lead mining, Bank Top Farm, Hartington Town Quarter

Type and Period (5)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ? (Medieval to Georgian - 1066 AD to 1750 AD?)
  • ? (Tudor to Georgian - 1540 AD to 1750 AD?)
  • ? (Medieval to Georgian - 1066 AD to 1750 AD?)
  • ? (Medieval to Georgian - 1066 AD to 1750 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Three natural hollows, each with a built pond in the base. While these might be at least part-natural, the presence of a 'bank' of material to the east of the central pond suggests the possibility that they were open-cast, pipe-working lead mines. The central pond at least is likely to have already been a long-established stock-watering place by 1804, as an access route was built so that it could continue to be used communally even after the moor was enclosed. (1) Only able to find one pond clearly visible on map and satellite imagery. (2,3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1991. Bank Top Farm, Hartington Town Quarter, Derbyshire, archaeological survey 1991. Feature 26, p. 5.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.
  • <3> *Internet Web Site: Google Maps. Site accessed 10/04/2015..



Grid reference SK 1316 6159 (point)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3728

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Record last edited

Nov 28 2016 4:02PM

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