Killhope Lead Mining Museum

  • Description

    "This site won the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award in 2008. The outdoor museum is based around the Park Level Lead Mine. The mine was started in 1853 and closed about 1910, reopening briefly during the World War I. For a few short years in the 1870s, the mine at Killhope was one of the richest in Britain. The giant overhead water-wheel, visible behind, [[1382574]] was built at Killhope in the late 1870s to help separate out the lead ore from waste. This waterwheel was one of many in the area but now is the only one surviving. Restoration of Killhope started in 1980, and today Killhope is the most complete lead mining site in Britain" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2009.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 10 months ago
    Viewed: 549 times
    Picture Taken: 2009-10-30
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