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Monument record MDR3976 - Brightside Sough, Main Street, Calver

Type and Period (1)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Originally known as Calver new sough and probably started 1730. Stopped at Busks Mine in 1750. Lay idle until 1775 when it was extended to Brightside mine, finishing in 1782. A brance level from Backdale mine to Deep Rake was started in 1840's but stopped quite soon when it hit toadstone. The sough tail empties into water troughs, although these are silted up which prevents access. The site is of local historical interest. (2) A well-preserved, arched but silted, sough bolt leading to a restored water trough with well steps. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Rieuwerts, J. 1987. History and gazetteer of the lead mine soughs of Derbyshire. p. 35.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. Willies, L : 18/1/82 : C140.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2004. An Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District. Vol. 2: Corpus of Sites. No. B10, p176.



Grid reference Centred SK 2426 7446 (16m by 13m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Jan 24 2018 4:48PM

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