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Monument record MDR3881 - Yatestoop Sough, Darley Bridge, South Daley and Stanton

Type and Period (3)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Stuart to Victorian - 1700 AD to 1899 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 264625 Yatestoop Sough was built circa 1743 and was 3 1/2 miles long. The entrance has recently been restored by the modern lead smelting firm J.H. Enthoven & Sons Ltd. (1) Yatestoop Sough is an arched and paved sough tail which leads to a long accessible section of this major sough, including a branch level, with remains of a plankway above the water. This leads to two exceptionally large shafts, both open to surface at Millclose Mine [SMR 12750], one with in-situe pump rods, the other with timber guides for cages. (2) Rare underground features are newly identified at Yatestoop Sough, comprising a balance bob chamber in one of the engine shafts and support timbers in the other. (3) Designed to dewarter the Yatestoop and Portaway mines in Winster and Birchover. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Committee on British Archaeology. 1975. Panel on Industrial Monuments.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2004. An Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District. Vol. 2: Corpus of Sites. p 186, site no. B27.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2005. Updated Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District.. p 5, site no. B27.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales. p 23.



Grid reference Centred SK 263 625 (29m by 27m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Apr 29 2015 3:46PM

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