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Monument record MDR3832 - Wrathe Sough, 570m south-south-west of Gratton dale Farm, Elton

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An 18th century sough [drainage level] associated with Wasps Nest Pipe. It was first mentioned in September 1758 and by 1770 it reached Smiling Fancy Mine. It was excavated along the upper surface of Gratton Dale (Matlock Lower) lava for 1800ft to the scrins south of Coast Rake (1762 to 1770). £366 was spent on the sough for £144 of ore extracted. The sough became run-in and neglected by 1782. (1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Article in monograph: Rieuwerts, J. 1987. History & Gazetteer of the Lead Mine Soughs of Derbyshire.



Grid reference Centred SK 2086 6079 (110m by 141m) (Centre)

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Sep 14 2007 1:14PM

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