Level driven entirely in Limestone, possibly reaching the upper surface of the Gratton Dale (Matlock Lower). By 1769 it almost reached Coast Rake on east side of Gratton Dale. (1).
Rath Rake Sough falls within an area of important lead mining in the region. A line of hillocks follows a vein on the line of Rath Rake Sough; some of these hillocks may well also be the sites of ventilation shafts. The sough tail is a low slabbed sough tail bolt, the oldest of its type still open. (2)
Article in monograph: Rieuwerts, J. 1987. History & Gazetteer of the Lead Mine Soughs of Derbyshire.
Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2004. An Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District. Vol. 2: Corpus of Sites. No: 87, p118.
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ELTON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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