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Monument record MDR5078 - Woodhead Mine (site of), Gin Lane, Ashover

Type and Period (3)

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Full Description

The remains of the 18th century Woodhead lead mine. It consists of several shaft hollows and the remains of small buildings used for storing lead ore. (1-2) The site no longer survives, and has been buried in modern quarry spoil. (3) Mine was opened possibly circa 1780 by a partnership consisting mainly of members of the Gregory family, its ore output declining from 80 tons in 1784 to 16 tons in 1789. The accounts of the mine are unfortunately fragmentary. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index.
  • <2> Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card. Woodhead Mine, Ashover.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Information from Stuart Band. 31/10/04.
  • <4> Article in serial: Hopkinson, G. 1952. 'Lead mining in 18th century Ashover', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal.



Grid reference Centred SK 352 618 (289m by 135m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Nov 21 2016 4:28PM

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