Holme Bank chert mine was worked from c.1800 up to 1960. There are extensive workings, notable for the large packwalls used to support the roof after the chert beds had been removed. The last company to operate the mine (Smiths Runners) also manufactured davie blocks for building, and continued to do so on site up to about 1995. Much of the surface plant is still on site. For firther details, see Bowering and Flindall's article "Hard Times: A History of the Derbyshire Chert Industry" in Mining History Vol 13 no.5 (available online at [url]http://www.pdmhs.com/PDFs/ScannedBulletinArticles/Bulletin%2013-5%20-%20Hard%20Times%20-%20A%20History%20of%20the%20Derbyshire%20Ch.pdf [/url]Please note this database entry contains photos for Holme Bank and Holme Hall Mines which are linked underground
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Holme Bank (And Holme Hall) Other Rock Mine belongs to the Derbyshire region.