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Monument record MDR2300 - Hollandtwine Mine (site of), Dirtlow Rake, Castleton

Type and Period (6)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Connected at times to Hayard mine to the west and both drained through the 'great swallow' in Hollands twine, at 610ft, probably into Peak Cavern. The surface is being reworked for minerals. (1) Hollandtwine Mine. This large mine complex on Dirtlow Rake has now been destroyed by the recent reworking along the vein. Prior to this destruction there was a coe, a gin circle and adjacent winding shaft which was open to c.115m, and a crushing circle with wheel, all near the centre of a large wasteheap. The mine, which reached a depth of c.130m, is known to have intersected a natural pothole in the vein, known as the 'Great Swallow', which reached a depth of c.185m. This may have been used to drain both Hazard Mine and Hollandtwine Mine in the late 18th or early 19th centuries. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Ford, T & Rieuwerts, J. 1983. Lead Mining in the Peak District, 3rd edition. pp. 50, 52.
  • <2> Article in monograph: Rieuwerts, J. 1987. History & Gazetteer of the Lead Mine Soughs of Derbyshire.
  • <3> Personal Observation: Smith, K (PPJPB). 1991. Personal observations regarding monuments in the Peak District, 1991.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1992. Aston Hall, land at Castleton, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1992. No. 113, p 16.



Grid reference Centred SK 1405 8118 (260m by 269m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3680

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Record last edited

Jul 22 2019 3:41PM

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