SK1380 : Clear-the-Way Mine Workings, Oxlow Rake

near to Peak Forest, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Clear-the-Way Mine Workings, Oxlow Rake
Clear-the-Way Mine Workings, Oxlow Rake
A pitted area resulting from extensive lead mining in the 18th and 19th centuries although lead extraction in the Derbyshire hills dates as far back as the 12th century.

Mining consisted of deep shafts accessed by climbing down ladders. In this particular mine it is reported that a Castleton miner, James Clayton, fell 84 feet (25 metres) to his death in 1810.

The mine workings would have been surrounded by dry stone walls enclosing an area called a 'belland yard'. This was to prevent livestock becoming poisoned by the lead or 'bellanded'.

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2011
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 1 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 8 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Quarrying, Mining 
Former (from Tags)
Lead Mine Workings 
Ruin (from Tags)
Dry-Stone Wall 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1308 8048 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:19.2652N 1:48.3063W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1304 8043
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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