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Monument record MDR3102 - Water Level Mine (Haslowfield Level), Hopton Wood, Via Gellia, Middleton

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Hopton water level and workings. Remains of a coe at the entrance to the mine. The level is an old 'coffin' type, with unusual stone herring bone roof supports. (1) Much of the walls and stemples, (roof supports), are covered with white stalagmite flow. The wooden rails are in-situ (1970). (2) Haslowfield level, often known as Spinney Level, has in-situ wooden rails and leads to workings on a vein with fine stone stemples. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: PDMHS 25-JAN-70.
  • <2> Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card. Hopton Water level.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Derbyshire XXXIV.9.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2004. An Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District. Vol. 2: Corpus of Sites. p 208, site no. U 36.



Grid reference Centred SK 260 561 (44m by 47m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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