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Monument record MDR7512 - Engine Sough and associated nucleated lead mine, Castleton

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Engine sough and part of Odin Mine. Odin mine was worked from at least 1260 AD. The limestone was worked by 1600, though working of the shale probably post-dates this. The mine was in continuous operation between 1704 and 1867. Scheduled. (1) Odin Mine [see also SMR 3327], Knowlesgate and Engine Soughs, and Blue John Mine. Surface features include a crushing circle, a gin circle, a disturbed belland yard wall and hillocks. To the west are spaced shafts and associated hillocks. One shafts has a leat which may have been used for a water blast. Odin Mine is documented as active in the second half of the 13th century. (2)

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  • <1> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1996. Scheduling Notification. 27224. Cat. No.: 369.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2004. An Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District. Vol. 2: Corpus of Sites. No. 1, pp 3-5.



Grid reference Centred SK 1275 8323 (269m by 221m) (Centre)

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Mar 17 2015 4:43PM

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