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Home > Mines, Quarries & Sites > New Central Lead Mine

New Central (Central Snailbeach, New Central Snailbeach, Crowsnest, Crowsnest Dingle,) Lead Mine (United Kingdom)


This mine is easily recognised by its truncated square chimney and engine house, which have been converted into a dwelling. The latter still contains two Lancashire boilers and the owner may be willing to show you these if you ask. Engine Shaft is completely filled. The entrance to Deep Level has collapsed, as well as two ventilation shafts on the line. An open adit to the north-east is approximately 100 yards long and ends at an inclined winze about 20ft deep.

A supposed adit to the south at Blackhole could not be found in 1959 and has not been searched for since, although a clump of trees can be seen from the road south of the farm.


To the east of the road and about 400yds up Crowsnest Dingle, there is a collapsed adit with a filled shaft just above. What appear to be arched adits in the farm opposite and on the right of the track further up the main valley are only potato stores. About 200 yards north up the side of the valley is an open adit in a large tip. This goes for 40yds to a right-angled bend, then a further 60yds to a winze. On the other side of the winze, the adit continues for 100yds to a blockage. The winze, which is 50ft deep, leads to an adit heading for a short distance in both directions, parallel to the adit above.

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Major Mining Region

New Central Lead Mine belongs to the Shropshire region.

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