Monument record MDR1886 - Milldam Mine, Great Hucklow
Type and Period (8)
- ENGINE (Stuart to Victorian - 1640 AD to 1900 AD)
- BLACKSMITHS WORKSHOP (Former Type) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- LEAD MINE (Stuart to Victorian - 1640 AD to 1900 AD)
- ENGINE HOUSE (Stuart to Victorian - 1640 AD to 1900 AD)
- OUTBUILDING (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)
- HOUSE (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)
- FLUORSPAR MINE (Late 20th Century to 21st Century - 1987 AD to 2050 AD)
- SMELT MILL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
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)
- <1> SDR4814 Index: Rieuwerts, J. Peak Park Treasures: C103. C103.
- <2> SDR12659 Personal Observation: Rieuwerts, J. 1990. Pers. Comm.. 1990.
- <3> SDR10751 Bibliographic reference: Nixon, F. 1969. The Industrial Archaeology of Derbyshire. p 257.
- <4> SDR17503 Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). 1988. Milldam Mine.
- <5> SDR19821 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> SDR18788 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)|
|Civil Parish||GREAT HUCKLOW, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE|
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May 5 2019 10:34PM