The impressive remains of the mine pumping engine house – once powered by one of the largest waterwheels known to have been used in mining history of 52ft in diameter. It was worked on a large scale from 1797, and between 1834-1836 the Lathkill Company was capable of pumping 4,000 gallons of water per minute from a depth of 20 fathoms. In 1840 a smaller wheel of 35ft was erected a little lower down the valley and pumped from 90ft below the River Lathkill. Later in 1847 a Cornish engine that was rated 165hp was added with the cylinder of 65in. in diameter. The mine was one of the oldest lead mines in Derbyshire. Also there are the pillar remains and the line of an aqueduct from the mine.


Address: Lathkill Dale National Nature Reserve Over Haddon Nr Bakewell Derbyshire

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