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Monument record MDR8525 - Brown Bank shaft, B5056, Birchover

Type and Period (3)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1775 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1775 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1775 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Shaft, partially in the bank and the roadway, on Hillcarr Sough. The shaft is covered by gritsonte slabs (1) The shaft was dug 1775-7 as part of the construction of Hillcarr Sough. Below the road is a dam with a retaining wall. The dam created the water blast in Brown Bank shaft, which was an access and ventilation shaft. (2) The main interest to Hillcarr Sough - Brown Bank Shaft is a dam, with dressed stone abutments, and an overflow race. These were built for water blast ventilation to Hillcarr Sough; they are the only such remains in the orefield. There is also a possible ruined coe nearby. The capped ventilation shaft itself is no longer visible, but there is a flat working area cut into the hillside immediately above. (3)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. C142.
  • <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 183, site no. B23.



Grid reference Centred SK 2308 6299 (79m by 132m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Jul 19 2013 3:22PM

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