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Monument record MDR7653 - Moorwood Sough, 89m south-east of St. Martin's Church, Stoney Middleton

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Moorwood Sough was probably begun in 1780. It reached Rock Cottage in Middleton Dale by 1795 and continued on to Cliffe Stile Mine by 1800 to 1802. Proposals to extend it in 1823 did not materialise. Work restarted in 1843, reaching Glebe Mine in 1857, and it was finally abandoned just short of Haycliffe Mine in the mid 19th century. (1,2). Moorwood Sough is a historically important sough (gated) with impressive stone stempling within, leading to Glebe Mine and beyond. (3) Moorwood Sough contains fine examples of sandstone arching. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Article in monograph: Rieuwerts, J. 1987. History & Gazetteer of the Lead Mine Soughs of Derbyshire. pp 29-30.
  • <2> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Photo 524.26.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2004. An Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District. Vol. 2: Corpus of Sites. p 194, site no. U9.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2005. Updated Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District.. p 5, site no. U9.



Grid reference Centred SK 232 753 (92m by 123m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Jul 23 2013 2:41PM

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