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Report - Mandale Mine, Over Haddon, Derbys, July 2016

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by HughieD, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. HughieD

    HughieD 28DL Regular User
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    Not been hitting the sites recently so have been keen to do some sort of report. This place was very relaxed and involved looking around in the undergrowth for traces of the former lead mine in the beautiful surroundings of Lathkill Dale. There’s a bit of history here.

    Mandale Mine, Over Haddon near Bakewell, is located in Lathkill Dale. It was primarily worked for lead, initially by the London Lead Company’s Lathkill Mine which was then later taken over by the Lathkill Dale Mining Company. Mining had been carried out for many centuries prior to that and may have begun as early as the Late Bronze Age. Mining at Mandale Rake, in the eastern part of the Dale was first documented in the 13th century. Apparently the workings here were cursed by water problems. The excavation of the Mandale Sough was begun in 1798 to try and solve the drainage issues. In 1839 steam engine was erected along with a waterwheel to drain the mine. This soon became inadequate for the task and a steam Cornish pumping engine was erected in 1847. Mandale mine closed in 1851 leaving traces of the Cornish Engine House, a Sough Tail and also an Aqueduct, Leat and Waterwheel pumping system. Lathkill Mine closed prior to that in 1842. Here remains James Bateman’s House, mine agent between 1836 and 1842. Several buildings were constructed close by including an ore dressing coe, a smithy and a workshop and, to the west, a powder house. Under the house is a shaft. Bateman’s site used to house an unusual water turbine pumping engine to pump the mine.

    Here's the pictures.

    The Cornish Engine House:

    [​IMG]img6107 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img6110 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Assorted mine entrances - all locked up sadly!

    [​IMG]img6113 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img6114 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img6122 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img6123 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The sough:

    [​IMG]img6116 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img6118 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    One of the aqueduct pillars(?):

    [​IMG]img6120 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Bateman's House:

    [​IMG]img6126 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img6132 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And the shaft that sits beneath it:

    [​IMG]img6129 by HughieDW, on Flickr
     

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  2. rastapasta69

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    Nice photos bud, very intriguing to what's beyond that gate!
     
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  3. WildBoyz

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    Nice little scout to see what's out there. Be good to see what's behind the metal grill.
     
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    looks fair dinkum that mate, photogenic for sure.
     
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