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Monument record MDR8822 - Lead rakes, south-west of Manor Farm, Wardlow

Type and Period (3)

  • (Tudor to Victorian - 1540 AD to 1880 AD)
  • (Tudor to Victorian - 1540 AD to 1880 AD)
  • (Tudor to Victorian - 1540 AD to 1880 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Lead rakes are visible in the fields north of Wardlow Sough. (1) On the northern vein some of the lead remains were being open cast and some were already levelled. Clearly there had once been large waste hillocks here. There is a possible shaft in between the two veins with heaps of stone on top of it, possibly as capping. There was little upcast around it, but this may have been levelled. These lead mining remains are marked on the 1880 Ordnance Survey map as "old lead mines" which suggests they were out of use by then. (2)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Personal Observation: Smith, K (PPJPB). K Smith (Peak Park Joint Planning Board) personal communication. 1997.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Taylor, H (PDNPA). 1997. Somerset House Farm, Foolow, Great Hucklow, Great Longstone, Litton and Wardlow, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1997. No.58, p. 21.
  • <3> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 1996: 14718.1-3.



Grid reference Centred SK 17752 74901 (338m by 169m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR4077

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Record last edited

Oct 11 2016 10:44AM

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