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Home > Mines, Quarries & Sites > Cothercott Baryte Mine

Cothercott (Cathercott, Cuthbarcotte) Baryte Mine (United Kingdom)


This mine is split into two sections which lie east and west of Cothercott Hill. On the west side, the concrete floor and loading bay of the barytes mill are obvious features by the side of the road. Close inspection will reveal two millstones near to the fence. A ramp leads up from the mill and this connected with a loop of the light railway. This curved round the hillside to the eastern workings and was operated by a steam locomotive. Four collapsed adits can be made out on this side of the hill.

On the east side of the hill, No.6 Adit has collapsed a short distance inside. Further up the hillside is a collapsed shaft and a trial adit. A trial adit to the north-east is also collapsed. On the far side of the valley, No.10 Adit has run in. Along the hillside, No.8 Adit is still open and leads via knee-deep water to an air shaft blocked with rubbish. Next to this is a deep open working partly filled with rubbish. Just to the north, below the track, is a small collapsed trial adit.


Over the fence is a collapsed drainage level, still issuing water, and a flooded shaft. The latter had a wooden headgear which was lying on the ground until it was removed in recent times. To the south-east is a collapsed adit with a long cutting filled with brushwood. Further on is an open adit which slopes steeply down to water, the workings below being flooded. On the hillside above is a partly filled shaft.

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Cothercott Baryte Mine - Namho Visit 2011
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Last updated July 4th 2008 by legacyuser

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Major Mining Region

Cothercott Baryte Mine belongs to the Shropshire region.

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