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Building record MDR8775 - Bateman's house and shafts, Youlgreave

Type and Period (3)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Agent's house to Lathkill Dale Mining Company. James Bateman was agent from 1836, until closure of the mine in 1842. Two shafts beneath the house are known as Bateman's shafts, the correct names are unknown. This is the site of the 'disc engine', a primitive turbine pumping engine by the Dakyur (?) brothers, flax spinners of Darley Dale, part of which, at least, was made by the Adelphi Foundary in Chesterfield in 1831. The engine was referred to as working satisfactorily in 1833. (1-4).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Ford, T & Rieuwerts, J. 1983. Lead Mining in the Peak District, 3rd edition. pp 83-89.
  • <2> Article in monograph: Rieuwerts, J. 1987. History & Gazetteer of the Lead Mine Soughs of Derbyshire. p49.
  • <3> Article in serial: Rieuwerts, J. 1963. 'Lathkill Dale - Its Mines and Miners', Bulletin of the Peak District Mines Historical Society. Volume 2. pp 9-30.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Rieuwerts, J. 1973. Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire, its mines and miners.
  • <5> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 534.24.



Grid reference Centred SK 1943 6584 (12m by 16m) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3803

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Record last edited

Mar 30 2015 2:18PM

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