DERBYSHIRE HERITAGE Derbyshire Peak District - higger-tor

WINSTER Lead Ore House

Winster Ore House Winster Ore House

Standing beside the B5056 just near to The Miner's Standard inn, this is the best preserved Lead Ore House in the Peak District. It was used by local lead miners for keeping their hard won lead ore safe. The smaller mine owners 'banked' their lead by using the chute at the back to deposit the lead ore at any time and the roof is vaulted for additional security.

Large doors at the front have been replaced by a grill so that the chute and vaulted interior can be seen.

The narrow field opposite the Ore House is documented as being a rope walk.

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