Carr's Mine, Nenthead, Cumbria. OS Ref: NY785432
Carr's Mine is divided into 2 sections, Carr's Mine also known as Carr's East of Nent and Carr's West of Nent. Carr's Mine (East) was principally operated by the London Lead Company from at least 1848 to 1881, though it was worked earlier as records show that Carr's Mine is shown on the Alston Moor Plan in 1773. The mine follows the route of the Rampgill Hangingshaw Branch Level and worked the Smallcleugh Cross Vein, beneath the Smallcleugh Mine.
Carr's West of Nent is not accessible as the levels are collapsed, it is possible that the workings may once have linked to Capelcleugh High Level.
The mine is below Smallcleugh and above Rampgill with part of it operated as a show mine. There is no access via the show mine for exploration anymore, but from time to time the Heritage Centre organises trips beyond the show mine. You can still gain access from Smallcleugh Mine into the areas past the show mine, but the routes are difficult to negotiate.