Myers Head lead mine

  • Description

    ".....The monument includes the remains of Myers Head lead mine, a 19th century mine located approximately 800m south east of Hartsop at the confluence of Hayeswater Gill and Pasture Beck. The complex includes a mine shaft, two adits - that is horizontal tunnels driven into the hillside for access to the mineral vein - a wheelpit, the buried remains of a tailrace, a series of well preserved stone pillars which supported the launder used to carry water to power the wheel, spoil heaps, dressing waste, leats, and the site of a gin circle or horse-powered capstan for raising ore from the shaft. The shaft, now largely infilled, is situated on the west side of Pasture Beck....."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 2 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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