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)
Bibliographic reference: Committee on British Archaeology. 1975. Panel on Industrial Monuments.
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.
Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2005. Updated Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District.. p 5, site no. B27.
Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales. p 23.
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SOUTH DARLEY, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
STANTON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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