DERBYSHIRE HERITAGE Derbyshire Peak District - higger-tor
 

Mandale mine - Lathkill Dale
Mandale mine

Ruins of Mandale Mine’s beam-engine house are in the care of the Peak District Mines Historical Society.

The flued chimney up the hillside was for the boiler furnace. A waterwheel in the pit on the west side of the engine was fed by water carried by a leat running above and alongside the Lathkill for mile from Carter’s Mill, and crossing the river by a launder supported by stone columns, ruins of which still stand.

Sanderson’s map of 1834 shows a 52 ft-diameter waterwheel. This is reputed to be one of the oldest lead mines in Derbyshire.

   

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