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Home > Mines, Quarries & Sites > East Roman Gravels Mixed Mine

East Roman Gravels (Hope Valley, Minsterley, Upper Batholes, West Tankerville, Wood) Mixed Mine (United Kingdom)


This is located at the north end of the spoil tips in Hope Valley. By following the track that leads up past the tips, the infilled Black Gin Shaft can be seen on the right. The line of four air shafts heading north-west are on the line of Wood Level.

On contouring round the hill to the south, the site of Wood Winding Shaft has now been capped and is in a garden. The only masonry structure left is the stump of a square chimney by the road which seems to have been associated with the ore dressing plant. By the reservoir are three adits. The first on the south bank is blind, the second leads into a small stope, while the third on the north bank leads to a blockage which corresponds to a blocked shaft on surface. This may be Lawrence Whim Shaft and its associated Day Level. It is not really clear from plans as there is another shaft on the south side of the valley only 20 yards away, which also may be Lawrence Whim Shaft. Another blocked shaft near the one on the north side overlooks a second reservoir.

Returning to the south side of the valley, Cornish Shaft and California Shaft are located in the first field but both have been filled in recent years. Under the holly tree at the corner of the field is another unnamed shaft on the California Vein. This has been descended for 75ft past a blockage of loose rocks and carcasses to a point where it became too dangerous. The collapsed entrance to Upper Level, which led into these workings, can be seen by the tramway on the hillside. California Shaft was worked by an engine in the next field, where the groove occupied by the flatrods is visible. This engine also worked Boundary Shaft of Roman Gravels Mine.

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East Roman Gravels Mixed Mine belongs to the Shropshire region.

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