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Monument record MDR8159 - Penny mine engine shaft and Wham Rake, north of Ox Low barrow, Castleton

Type and Period (3)

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

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Penny mine engine shaft and belland yard, on the same rake as Hazard mine. (1). Lead workings along a rake running south-west to north-east, known as Old Wham Vein. Shafts and waste hillocks are preserved towards the western end of the rake. To the east, it has recently been reworked and most of the earlier evidence of mining has been removed. Within the rake is Penny Mine engine shaft situated within a belland yard. This yard is enclosed by a ruined dry-stone wall. (2). Wham and Wrangling Rakes, and Penny Mines. Some surviving large hillocks and hollows, others completely removed, where the primary interest is ecological. There are also ruined belland yards and a few capped shafts. (3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Personal Observation: Rieuwerts, J. 1990. Pers. Comm.. 1992.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Bevan, B & Sidebottom, P (PDNPA). 1995. Rowter Farm, Castleton & Woodside Farm, Oxlow End, Peak Forest, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1995. No. 17, pp 11-12.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2004. An Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District. Vol. 2: Corpus of Sites. No. 8, p 15.



Grid reference Centred SK 13203 81119 (643m by 346m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3893

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Record last edited

Apr 23 2015 1:44PM

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