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Monument record MDR1886 - Milldam Mine, Great Hucklow

Type and Period (8)

  • (Stuart to Victorian - 1640 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Former Type) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Stuart to Victorian - 1640 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Stuart to Victorian - 1640 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)
  • (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)
  • (Late 20th Century to 21st Century - 1987 AD to 2050 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Agents house, small steam engine winding house and smithy. There are possibly other remains to investigate. (1) Probably started in the 1640's. Tools were found by Benjamin Bagshawe 1863 including a kibble [iron bucket] and a wooden spade. From 1840-1885 there were very extensive workings and a Cornish engine, chimney and a winding engine. Much of the drainage was through natural swallow holes. The title is an amalgamation of other older titles like Garden Grove, Hilltop Grove, Kill Tom Shaft and Bull Sticking shaft etc. The principal proprietor, 1840-1885 was Horatio Bradwell, a Sheffield Grocer. An 1877 geological Survey mentioned the mine. In 1987-1988 it was used for access to the edge vein for fluorspar. (2). Hucklow Players Theatre occupies a converted lead-smelting mill. Many remains of lead mines are tracable locally. (3) Milldam Mine. Surviving interest includes a small one-storey horizontal-winding engine house and a one-storey mine smithy (now used as outbuildings) and a two-storey mine house (occupied). A Cornish pumping engine house has been demolished and the north-western part of the site has been developed as a modern mine. (5). Visible remains consist of pits and pumps, a winding gear and some outbuildings. Latterly used as a scrapyard. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Index: Rieuwerts, J. Peak Park Treasures: C103. C103.
  • <2> Personal Observation: Rieuwerts, J. 1990. Pers. Comm.. 1990.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Nixon, F. 1969. The Industrial Archaeology of Derbyshire. p 257.
  • <4> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). 1988. Milldam Mine.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2004. An Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District. Vol. 2: Corpus of Sites. No. B5, pp 174-175.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales.



Grid reference Centred SK 1762 7803 (230m by 207m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

May 5 2019 10:34PM

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