SK3160 : Lumsdale Valley Industrial Archaeological Site

taken 8 years ago, near to Tansley, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Lumsdale Valley Industrial Archaeological Site
Lumsdale Valley Industrial Archaeological Site
The Lower Pond seen from the dam.
This provided the primary feed to the series of mills lower down. It has been restored and dredged by the Arkwright Society. During the operation, the first excavator used failed to find firm footing and tipped over. Fortunately a major civil engineering contractor offered to provide a larger machine to extract it - only for it too to suffer the same fate. This procedure continued with a further two, progressively larger, machines, so that eventually four machines were stranded. This is not an exaggerated tale - a photograph exists showing all four stranded machines in the pond! The eventually source of the problem was discovered to be that there had previously been a quarry on the site which had been worked, in traditional fashion, in steps, making it impossible for the excavators to find an even bottom to work on.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 October, 2009
Category
Millpond   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 313 607 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.5734N 1:31.9487W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 313 607
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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