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Home > Mines, Quarries & Sites > Carr's Level Lead Mine

Carr's Level Lead Mine (United Kingdom)


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.

Photos of Carr's Level Lead Mine

Photographs Of Carr's Level
Photographs Of Carr's Level (44 photos)
Last updated October 24th 2017 by colin567
Historic Photographs Of Carr's Level
Historic Photographs Of Carr's Level (3 photos)
Last updated April 1st 2016 by Jim MacPherson

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Carr's Level Lead Mine was served by:

Nenthead Mill

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