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Building record MDR8373 - Lead ore house, Bank Top Farm, Winster

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1750 AD? to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

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)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. C38.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Rieuwerts, J & Willies, L. Pers. Comm.. D. Rieuwerts, 1990.
  • <3> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 474.11-12.
  • <4> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 15432.1-2.
  • <5> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Colour photograph collection. Film. 1984:529.2-5.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Merrill, J. 1989. Winster: A Souvenir Guide. 3rd ed..
  • <7> 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)

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Record last edited

May 5 2015 9:11AM

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