Monument record MDR8763 - Lathkill Dale Vein waterwheels, Lathkill Dale, Over Haddon

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1770 AD to 1849 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Possible site of water-wheels built by London Lead Corporation who worked the Lathkill Dale Vein from 1770 to 1776. Sited, possibly, at the same location as a later 52ft wheel, built in 1836. It was 9ft wide and was built under the supervision of Richard Page, an engineer with the Alport Mining Company. It worked six sets of 18 inch diameter pumps supposedly raising 4000 gallons of water per minute from 20 fathoms. The wheel was offered for sale when the mine closed in 1849. (1-3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Ford, T & Rieuwerts, J. 1983. Lead Mining in the Peak District, 3rd edition. p88.
  • <2> Article in serial: Rieuwerts, J. 1963. 'Lathkill Dale - Its Mines and Miners', Bulletin of the Peak District Mines Historical Society. Volume 2. vol 2, pp 9-30.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Rieuwerts, J. 1973. Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire, its mines and miners.



Grid reference Centred SK 1915 6580 (10m by 10m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Mar 30 2015 2:18PM

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