Monument record MDR3104 - Slaley Sough, Bonsall
Type and Period (1)
- DRAINAGE LEVEL (Georgian to Victorian - 1740 AD? to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
Slaley or Slayley Sough, built c.1740 to 1790, is a large drainage level including extensive workings with interesting geology and good examples of mineralisation. It is safe for educational visits. (1, 2). Open leadmine drainage sough, first mentioned in April 1749, and driven beneath the Matlock lower lava to the Bonsall Lees Great Rake, the 18th century position was 220m long. It was extended between 1854 and 1859 for another 600m along Parsons Rake, principally by the Bonsall Lees Mining Co. The extension cost £1325 but better ore was found. (3). There is a Mining Record Office section of the sough dated 1854 in the Derbyshire Record Office. (5). Slaley Sough lies within an area recorded as a high priority site. (6).
- <1> SDR19111 Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card. Slaley sough (L Willies, 9-Jan-1970).
- <2> SDR19109 Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. C72; (Rieuwerts, J; 9-1-70).
- <3> SDR16407 Article in monograph: Rieuwerts, J. 1987. History & Gazetteer of the Lead Mine Soughs of Derbyshire. p 99.
- <5> SDR12659 Personal Observation: Rieuwerts, J. 1990. Pers. Comm..
- <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. p155, feature 112.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 27214 57083 (108m by 118m)|
|Civil Parish||BONSALL, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Dec 21 2018 9:27AM