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record MDR3134 - Long Tor Mine and Cavern, Matlock Dale, Matlock Bath

Type and Period (3)

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

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

Full Description

A partly ruined former show cave with very interesting geology, spectacular faulting and mineral deposits. It has been partly mined. (1) There are several entrances to Long Tor Mine in the vicinity of Long Tor Quarry. Long Tor Mine is a complex series of old lead mine workings on different levels of the hillside between North Parade and Long Tor Quarry. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card. Long Tor Cavern.
  • <2> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 3.4 & 11.5 & sketch plan.



Grid reference Centred SK 2954 5865 (242m by 82m) (2 map features)

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Record last edited

Mar 19 2024 3:23PM

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