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Lead mine Longstone Moor Derbyshire
Posted: 21/03/2020 15:28:39
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Hi I am looking for more information on one of the Lead mines on Longstone Moor in the Peak District. I have a photograph I took with a drone and would like more history on the site. The map reference is
53°15'43.2"N 1°42'30.5"W
53.261994, -1.708468


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Edit: It appears to be Cackle Mackle. Thanks to everyone for their help. I am looking for a history.

IP: 83.216.139.213 Edited: 22/03/2020 22:01:40 by mshakeshaft
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Lead mine Longstone Moor Derbyshire
Posted: 21/03/2020 16:46:09
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That exact position does not seem to have a mine record. Check map for mines within 1 Km

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Cackle-Mackle-Lead-Mine_14053/
IP: 81.155.163.7 Edited: 21/03/2020 16:48:00 by Morlock
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Posted: 21/03/2020 17:09:40
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Yes, that's Cackle Mackle Mine with its well-preserved horse gin track. I can't remember offhand what published material there is relating to it but I'll have a dig around and see what I can find, there's certainly some unpublished stuff in Doug Nash's records.

Edit - some mentions in this article https://pdmhs.co.uk/MiningHistory/Bulletin%202-2%20-%20The%20North%20Side%20of%20Ashford%20Lordship.pdf relating to mid-18th century working.

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IP: 80.247.28.103 Edited: 21/03/2020 20:32:08 by AR
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Posted: 21/03/2020 20:46:35
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AR wrote:

Yes, that's Cackle Mackle Mine with its well-preserved horse gin track. I can't remember offhand what published material there is relating to it but I'll have a dig around and see what I can find, there's certainly some unpublished stuff in Doug Nash's records.

Edit - some mentions in this article https://pdmhs.co.uk/MiningHistory/Bulletin%202-2%20-%20The%20North%20Side%20of%20Ashford%20Lordship.pdf relating to mid-18th century working.


AR/Morlock Thanks for your help that is great. The image for some reason has been cropped. It is an amazing area!
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Posted: 21/03/2020 23:34:09
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I think I have a couple of Nellie Kirkham articles from Cave Science at home that cover this area - I'll try and remember to have a look when I get back - I'm in the City of Virus at the moment, holed up in Bethnal Green Travelodge. It's so bracing... IP: 213.48.226.62
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Posted: 22/03/2020 20:55:17
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Although this doesn't include Cackle Mackle, it covers some of the other sites in the area - https://pdmhs.co.uk/MiningHistory/Bulletin%207-2%20-%20The%20Caves,%20Mines%20and%20Soughs%20of%20the%20Wardlow%20Basin%20and%20Cressbrook%20Dale.pdf

Phil - hope you manage to avoid the plague and get home safe and uninfected!

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Posted: 25/03/2020 01:07:05
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I've just managed to find the article I mentioned, which is a slightly faded photocopy of documents in the BCL. It's Cave Science, Volume 5, No. 39, from April 1966. If it's of interest I'll scan it, as there is about a page in total on the Cackle Mackle area? IP: 81.174.241.13
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Posted: 25/03/2020 07:12:13
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Thanks for reminding me Phil, the late Dave Williams OCR'd it and I've got a copy somewhere - I'll dig it out and put it into my personal docs to share it.

Edit - here you go: https://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents/Personal-Album-431/From-Cave-Science-Vol.-5-No.-59.PDF

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IP: 80.247.29.109 Edited: 25/03/2020 10:41:32 by AR
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Posted: 25/03/2020 12:39:33
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Brilliant - Thanks so much for this!

I really appreciate everyone's help.

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