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Monument record MDR8821 - Moss Rake, Raddle Pits, Hugh Grove and Rakehead Mines, Batham Gate, Bradwell

Type and Period (2)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Raddle Pits is a lead mine on the rake to the west of Jack Eidson's plant. There are a considerable number of artefacts which remain underground, including tubs, stemples, shovels etc. Part of the mine is accessed by a spiral staircase built into the limestone. (1) Moss Rake, Raddlepits, Hugh Grove and Rakehead Mines, and New Rake Bottom. The Raddlepits engine shaft gives access to a rake vein mine with unusual features such as spiral staircase. Nearby a small side vein still has surviving hillocks and a climbing shaft. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Personal Observation: Smith, K (PPJPB). K Smith (Peak Park Joint Planning Board) personal communication.
  • <2> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 2241.1-56.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2004. An Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District. Vol. 2: Corpus of Sites. No. 16, pp 31-32.



Grid reference Centred SK 14275 79940 (1649m by 755m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Jan 9 2017 3:47PM

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