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Monument record MDR7516 - Drummer's Venture lead mine, Luntor Rocks, South Darley

Type and Period (2)

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

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Full Description

Drummer's Venture, adjacent to Pitts Mine: The area was worked c. 1660-1880. The site is relatively complete . (1) Scheduled (4) Next to the Winster Boundary into which the workings penetrate. The surface is covered with shafts and hillocks. Extensive pipe workings underground that have been partially explored by the North Staffordshire Mining Club. Remains are visible from and crossed by a public footpath. The surface features are considered suitable by L.Willies for inclusion in the Winster Trail. Below ground is of archaeological and geological interest.(5) Site monitoring has been carried out and site appears not to be under threat. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Rieuwerts, J & Willies, L. Pers. Comm.. 1988.
  • <2> Article in serial: Willies, L. 1975. 'The washing of lead ore in Derbyshire during the 19th century', Bullettin of the Peak District Mines Historical Society. Vol. 6 (2), pp 53-59.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Wolley / Woolley. Wolley Manuscript.
  • <4> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1997. Scheduling Notification. 27211. Cat. No.: 379.
  • <5> Index: L. Willies. 1982. Peak Park Treasures. C149. PPT C149.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Marriott, J (PDNPA). 2011. Scheduled Monument Monitoring Form: Winster Pitts and Drummer's Venture.



Grid reference Centred SK 2480 6022 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3219

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Record last edited

Apr 29 2015 3:49PM

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