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Monument record MDR5081 - Brimstone Dyke Mine, Gin Lane, Ashover

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1756 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 344624. Brimstone Dyke Lead Mine, started circa 1756. (1) Lead mine shaft covered by four large slabs of roughly dressed gritstone. Sunk through shale cover into limestone. The shaft was sunk in about 1756 and is one of the few remaining in the parish. The top 15-20ft are ginged (dry-walled) until the shaft enters the limestone, when it becomes square in section (having been round at the top). It is in good condition (in 1973) and its top is covered. There were surface workings as well as a sough driven from the mine to the River Amber which is still traceable. (2) This mine was opened in the early 1750s by Robert Banks Hodgkinson and Isaac Browne, but was a finacial failure and probably did not last the decade, but appears to have been reopened in the early 19th century. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Index: Peak District Mines Historical Society (PDMHS). Peak District Mines Historic Society Index.
  • <2> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 11.4.
  • <3> Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card. Brimstone Dyke Mine.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Derbyshire XXX.9.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Edwards, D. 2006. Notes on various SMR entries compiled during research for the new Victoria County History.



Grid reference Centred SK 34384 62461 (21m by 13m)

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Record last edited

May 27 2015 2:29PM

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