Monument record MDR2302 - Old Tor Mine, Castleton
Type and Period (2)
- MINE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- DRAINAGE LEVEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
Fluorspar mine within pipeworkings. Some veins of Blue John are still in situ. (3). A horizontal gated adit running through limestone to pipe workings dug for Blue John (4). An upper pipe was worked at the surface. Little is known of the history of the mine although Farey notes it as working [in 1811] (2) and Adam records being shown around the mine in the first half of the 19th century (1). (5). Old Tor Mine. Underground workings of a gated level leads to a rare example of pipeworking, with blocked holes to the surface, mined for Blue John and lead. (6).
- <1> SDR6682 Bibliographic reference: Farey, J. 1811. A General View of the Agriculture and Minerals of Derbyshire, Vol. 1.
- <2> SDR20421 Bibliographic reference: Adam, W. 1838. The Gem of the Peak.
- <3> SDR19109 Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. Rieuwerts, J: 1978.
- <4> SDR20420 Bibliographic reference: Gill, D W and Beck, J S. 1991. Caves of the Peak District.
- <5> SDR20407 Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1993. Winnats Head Farm, Castleton, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1993. No. 38, p 6.
- <6> 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. U1, p 191.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 1351 8275 (42m by 34m) (Centre)|
|Civil Parish||CASTLETON, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Mar 11 2015 12:02PM