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Thread: Old Mine, Harboro Rocks, Derbyshire, September 2014

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    Default Old Mine, Harboro Rocks, Derbyshire, September 2014


    Only a small site but all the same very intriguing and quite photogenic. Although itís quite small think it merits a report as itís never been done before on here and is quite unique The old works lay at the foot of Harboro Rocks, a rugged limestone outcrop to the west of Cromford in Derbyshire. Thereís very little information about the works on the internet but it appears that the site is related to mining in some wayÖmaybe the mining of tin. Beyond that I can find very little other information about this place. OK, on with the pictures:

    Old red-brick building to the right of the works:


    img6326 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Inside the red brick building:


    img6344 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Concrete stairway:


    img6329 by HughieDW, on Flickr



    Four almost Inca-like pillars that may of supported some sort of mine head maybe?


    img6330 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Slightly different aspect of the four pillars:


    img6331 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Close-up of one of the individual pillars:


    img6335 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    General views of the site:


    img6338 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img6341 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Harboro rocks:


    img6327 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Inside the cave at the top of the hill:


    img6348 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    An old windmill near by to Harboro Rocks:


    img6363 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Öand an interior shot showing the windmill open to the elements:


    img6364 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Thanks for looking!

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    Interesting that,some very impressive concrete indeed.A quick trawl of the web shows it to be an old lead mine,I don't think they mined tin in Derbyshire.Thanks for sharing.
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    What you see there are the remains of the lead ore crushing and smelting process. Bronze age artifacts have been found in the cave and if you search around a bit among the rocks,you'll find some Roman lead mines, some neolithic rock carvings and a rock carved into the shape of a throne which is possibly Bronze age too. We go climbing up there occasionally.
    http://www.megalithic.co.uk/a558/a31...q_IMG_1918.JPG

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    Great set of photos of early mining structures,I do like the Derbyshire fells,so peaceful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gritstone View Post
    What you see there are the remains of the lead ore crushing and smelting process. Bronze age artifacts have been found in the cave and if you search around a bit among the rocks,you'll find some Roman lead mines, some neolithic rock carvings and a rock carved into the shape of a throne which is possibly Bronze age too. We go climbing up there occasionally.
    http://www.megalithic.co.uk/a558/a31...q_IMG_1918.JPG
    Cheers Gritstone. MOST enlightening. Wished I'd know there was so much up there. A revisit beckons....

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