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Monument record MDR2302 - Old Tor Mine, Castleton

Type and Period (2)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

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).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Farey, J. 1811. A General View of the Agriculture and Minerals of Derbyshire, Vol. 1.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Adam, W. 1838. The Gem of the Peak.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. Rieuwerts, J: 1978.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Gill, D W and Beck, J S. 1991. Caves of the Peak District.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1993. Winnats Head Farm, Castleton, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1993. No. 38, p 6.
  • <6> 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)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3709

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Record last edited

Mar 11 2015 12:02PM

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