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Monument record MDR3980 - Merlin Mine, Eyam Dale, Eyam

Type and Period (2)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

In 1793 this site was a show mine, it comprises a level drive crossing two main veins along Merlin pipe. These are not pipe workings, although cavernous, but veins filled in with glacial material, detached minerals and general jun. Stubbs and Sycamore scrins (the first two veins) lead into naturally cavernous ground. Shaft in the floor of Stubbs Scrin communicates with Carlsworth waterfall system (2) Merlins Mine is a good example of a small mine level (with shaft entrance nearby and hillocks below). The level intersects natural passages and exploited small veins, and there are cross-cuts, small stopes and an internal shaft. One of the cross-cuts has wear marks from the use of ore sleds. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference:
  • <2> Personal Observation: Rieuwerts, J. 1990. Pers. Comm.. 1990.
  • <3> Photograph: PPJPB. Merlin Mine. 529.8.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2004. An Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District. Vol. 2: Corpus of Sites. p 194, site no. U7.



Grid reference Centred SK 2177 7590 (30m by 37m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Jul 22 2013 10:22AM

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