Slit Mine, High Tor is an 18th century lead working, 1-3m (3-10ft) deep, to the east of High Tor grounds. The vein runs parallel to Fern Cave, and the workings extend for 330m (1000ft). At the south end a concrete building represents the Slit Mine which was worked for Fluorspar in the 1940's. The mouths of two shafts are clearly visible some 45m (50yds) further south, both partially blocked off approximately 8ft down. Shows on the Tithe Map of 1841 as 'Mine Rake'. (1)
The lead rake is not visible on late 19th century OS maps or Tithe maps, therefore an 18th century date is uncertain. (2)
Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card. Slit Mine, High Tor.
Personal Observation: Baker, K (ARCUS). Observation based on personal experience, map evidence, site visit etc..
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Centred SK 2981 5912 (165m by 345m) (Approximate)
MATLOCK TOWN, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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