Building record MDR8373 - Lead ore house, Bank Top Farm, Winster
Type and Period (1)
- ORE STORE (Georgian to Victorian - 1750 AD? to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
A stone, flat-topped building known as an 'ore house'. Used to measure lead ore from the lead mines close by. The building dates from c.1800 (possibly 1750) and has a barrel-vaulted ceiling. (1,2). Photographic record. (3-5). A former lead ore nightsafe, used by lead miners up until 50 years ago. The lead was deposited down a chute. The building is particularly strong as it has a vaulted roof. (6). A restored one-storey ore house. (7)
- <1> SDR19109 Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. C38.
- <2> SDR12712 Verbal communication: Rieuwerts, J & Willies, L. Pers. Comm.. D. Rieuwerts, 1990.
- <3> SDR18970 Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 474.11-12.
- <4> SDR18971 Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 15432.1-2.
- <5> SDR18975 Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Colour photograph collection. Film. 1984:529.2-5.
- <6> SDR19376 Bibliographic reference: Merrill, J. 1989. Winster: A Souvenir Guide. 3rd ed..
- <7> SDR19821 Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2004. An Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District. Vol. 2: Corpus of Sites. p 184, site no. B24.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 2377 6008 (12m by 13m)|
|Civil Parish||WINSTER, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
May 5 2015 9:11AM