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Monument record MDR4164 - Possible early lead smelting site (placename evidence)

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

[Name SK 295 747] Bole Hill [T.I.] (1) Bole Hill occurs as "le Bolehull" in 1364 and Huett Bolehill in 1615. [Indicates early lead or iron smelting site.] (2) There is extensive, generally shallow quarrying, old and overgrown, in the vicinity of Bole Hill. There is no visible evidence of smelting but adjacent woods and water may substantiate the authenticity of the name. (3)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1955. 6".
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Cameron, K. 1959. 'The Place-Names of Derbyshire, Part II', English Place-Name Society. p265.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 FRH 30-NOV-65.
  • <4> Index: NDAT. NDAT 1303. 1303.



Grid reference Centred SK 295 747 (100m by 100m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1504

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Record last edited

Jul 4 2000 12:00AM

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