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Monument record MDR4163 - Lead smelting site, Baslow

Type and Period (2)

  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

"Baslow, N.E. of the Colliery" is included in a "list of ancient boles or lead hearths" "Bowles Hill Piece" (a) (cf. Bolehull, c. 1386) (1-2) No evidence of Medieval lead working was noted in the vicinity of Baslow. (3) Place name evidence suggests a smelting area-'Bowles Hill Piece' as noted on the tithe apportionment in 1849, while reference is made to 'Bolehill' about 1386

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Farey, J. 1811. A General View of the Agriculture and Minerals of Derbyshire, Vol. 1. p382.
  • <2a> Map:
  • <2b> Bibliographic reference: Cameron, K. 1959. The Place-Names of Derbyshire, Part I. English Place-Name Society, Vol. XXVII.. p42.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 FRH 30-NOV-65.
  • <4> Index: NDAT. NDAT 0271. 0271.



Grid reference Centred SK 25 72 (1000m by 1000m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1504

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Record last edited

Sep 1 2016 10:19AM

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