SJ3802 : Covered disused mineshaft at Lordshill

taken 7 years ago, near to Snailbeach, Shropshire, Great Britain

Covered disused mineshaft at Lordshill
Covered disused mineshaft at Lordshill
Several of these sealed off, capped out and made-safe mineshaft covers can be seen dotted around the Lordshill area in fields. This one used to be fenced off but the fence has been removed.

If you drop a small pebble or stone into the shaft and listen it is an awesome experience. The stone or pebble falls and you can hear it striking the shaft on the long way down until it lands, far below, on a metal surface with a resounding reverberation. It must take around five seconds to fall. That's a deep shaft.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 3 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Village, Rural settlement  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3809 0210 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.7878N 2:54.9465W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3807 0209
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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