Monument record MDR2299 - Hazard Mine, Castleton
Type and Period (3)
- LEAD MINE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- MINE SHAFT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- WINDING CIRCLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
Once extensive hillocks, mainly of calcite from the mid 19th century workings. Engine shaft with walled gin circle to the south, on the south side of the workings. Engine shaft grilled. Mine was worked to 600ft (100 fathoms) though engine shaft only 350 ft deep. Connected at times with Hollowstone mine to the east. Drainage of both via a 'Great Swallow' in Hollowstone, at 600ft. Natural drainage not fully understood, but thought to flow into peak cavern. (1) Hazard Mine. Mostly removed, but a walled gin circle, a deep engine shaft (now grilled) and a small part of the belland yard wall are extant and there are a few remaining adjacent hillocks. (3)
- <1> SDR4754 Bibliographic reference: Ford, T & Rieuwerts, J. 1983. Lead Mining in the Peak District, 3rd edition. p 52, 55.
- <2> SDR12683 Personal Observation: Smith, K (PPJPB). K Smith (Peak Park Joint Planning Board) personal communication. 1991.
- <3> 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. 7, pp 14-15.
- <4> SDR18971 Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 3370.1-4.
- <5> SDR18970 Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 443.27a-31a.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 1367 8119 (125m by 95m) (Centre)|
|Civil Parish||CASTLETON, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Jan 9 2017 3:47PM