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There are between one and two hundred mine features on the surface at the Edge ranging from the main entrances to a suspected shaft top.  The table below lists these.  For more details and a picture (if available), click on the entrance number.  Key to 'Form' column: S=shaft, L=level, O=open works

Part of name:     Form:    

Please note, some detail may not be shown at present for security and safety reasons.

No Name NGR Form Part of (mine) Note
1  Doctor's Shaft  withheld  West Mine  House above (Mimwood?) used to belong to a doctor 
2  Sphinx Shaft  withheld  West Mine  Shaft into Sphinx Cavern 
3  Sitting Down Shaft  withheld  West Mine  Name on "Dim Grey King" 
4  White Shaft  withheld  West Mine  White deposit running down 
5  Main Chamber  withheld  West Mine  In roof of Main Chamber 
6  Top Gallery Shaft  withheld  West Mine  Drops into Top Gallery 
7  Main Entrance  withheld  West Mine  Says it all 
8  SW Mine  withheld  West Mine  Just outside entrance, reached by tunnelling out 
9  Over West Level  withheld  West Mine  Level entering over main entrance 
10  Over West Shaft  withheld  West Mine  Shaft into ditto, Sorensen's entrance 
11  Fireman's Entrance  withheld  West Mine  Way that Firemen used to go in, and fall down hole in floor 
12  Block End  withheld  Block End  Short tunnel, also known as "powder store" 
13  New Venture I Level  withheld  New Venture I  OLD NAME - buried in gorge 
14  New Venture I Shaft  withheld  New Venture I 
15  New Venture II Level  withheld  New Venture II  Buried in gorge 
16  Hough Level West Entrance  withheld  Hough Level  Entrance at works. No surface evidence and no access from below. 
17  Scout Hole  withheld  Scout Hole  On scout camp 
18  Wood Mine Adit manhole  withheld  Wood Mine  Wood Mine is a fairly old name 
19  Garner's Grope Shaft  withheld  Saddlebole Mine  Found by A Garner with stick 
20  Graffiti Chamber  withheld  Wood Mine 
21  North End Chamber or Timber Shaft  withheld  Wood Mine  In N End Chamber. Timber because there used to be trees in it. 
22  Deep Shaft  withheld  Wood Mine  Big shaft dropping to bottom of the mine 
23  Squeedle Shaft  withheld  Wood Mine  Was a tight entrance (squeedle) at one time 
24  Rabbit Cavern  withheld  Wood Mine  Shaft from field into Rabbit Caverns. Appears to have been filled early to restore field to agricultural use. 
25  Temple Shaft  withheld  Wood Mine  The Temple was the timber structure built by DCC to stop the shaft running. The shaft was dug after collapsing through seepage of water from pond above (still shown on OS maps). 
26  Pillar & Post  withheld  Wood Mine  There is a rock pillar and a wooden post 
27  Stump Shaft  withheld  Hough Level  Had tree stump in it. May have been collapse on fault or used during early development of mining at junction. 
28  Hough Covered Shaft  withheld  Hough Level  Covered with stone slabs. Shaft was probably used for driving Hough Level and then not required for ventilation or haulage. 
29  Field Shaft  withheld  Hough Level  In middle of field. Dug out and capped by DCC. 
30  Lost Adit  withheld  Lost Adit 
31  Cross Mine Level  withheld  Cross Mine  Cross shaped 
32  Straight Mine  withheld  Straight Mine  Its straight 
33  Brinlow Adit  withheld  Brinlow Mine 
34  Car Shaft  withheld  Brinlow Mine  Named because car had been dumped in it 
35  Finlow Wood Mine  withheld  Finlow Hill Mine  In Finlow Wood 
36  Church Quarry Mine  withheld  Church Quarry Mine  Probably a quarry trial level 
37  Reeking Shaft  withheld  Reeking Mine  See Reeking Mine (59) 
38  Well Shaft  withheld  Cobalt Mine  Named from Wizard Restaurant well 
39  Beacon Lodge Level  withheld  Beacon Lodge Mine 
40  Beacon Lodge Shaft  withheld  Beacon Lodge Mine 
41  Bear Shaft / Pit  withheld  Engine Vein  Etymology unknown 
42  Engine Vein  withheld  Engine Vein  OLD NAME 
43  Engine Trial  withheld  Engine Trial  Small trial just south of Engine Vein proper 
44  Engine Vein Side Entrance  withheld  Engine Vein  Current adit 
45  Windmill Wood Shaft 3  withheld  Shaft ring and depression 
46  Trial  withheld  Trial 
47  Square Shaft  withheld  Hough Level  Not quite square but much squarer than anything else we had seen 
48  Round Shaft  withheld  Canyon Opencast  OLD NAME 
49  Hough Level  withheld  Hough Level  From The Hough, the valley into which it emerges 
50  Pillar Mine  withheld  Pillar Mine  OLD NAME, also known as CCH 
51  Abbadine's Level  withheld  Abbadine's Level  This name has been adopted although the validity is very doubtful 
52  Doc Mine  withheld  Doc Mine  Named after Doc Mycroft, a caver of the 60's. Also know as Chocolate Mine 
53  Doc Mine Lower  withheld  Doc Mine  See Doc Mine (52) 
54  Rock Shelter/Iron Gates  withheld  Stormy Point  Also known as Wizard's Cave Mine and Iron Gates 
55  Devil's Grave  withheld  Devil's Grave  Etymology unknown 
56  Rock Shaft  withheld  Rock Shaft  Used to have a large rock on top 
57  Rock Shaft Level  withheld  Rock Shaft  Linked to Rock Shaft 
58  Twin Shafts  withheld  Twin Shafts  Physical description 
59  Reeking Mine  withheld  Reeking Mine  Our name because there was a bad smell from the rotting vegetation in the level 
60  Saddlebole Main  withheld  Saddlebole Mine  Main entrance  
61  Saddlebole Side 1  withheld  Saddlebole Mine  Side entrance joins main 
62  Saddlebole Tunnel 1  withheld  Saddlebole Mine  "Tunnel" on top of hill 
63  Saddlebole Tunnel 2  withheld  Saddlebole Mine  "Tunnel" on top of hill 
64  Holy Well Level  withheld  Holy Well Level  Level beside Holy Well 
65  Windmill Wood Shaft 4  withheld  Shaft ring and depression 
66  North Mine  withheld  North Mine  OLD NAME. Existence questionable 
67  South Mine  withheld  South Mine  OLD NAME Existence questionable 
68  New Venture II Shaft  withheld  New Venture II 
69  Cross Mine Shaft  withheld  Cross Mine  Depression on surface and signs of infill underground. Cross Mine does not appear to extend beyond this shaft. 
70  Hough End Shaft  withheld  Hough Level  Shaft near end of Hough, may have been ventilation 
71  Hough Cross Roads south entrance  withheld  Field Opencast  Rising to chamber infilled with rocks and sand. 
72  Saddlebole Level 1  withheld  Saddlebole Mine  Evident but blocked 
73  Saddlebole Level 2  withheld  Saddlebole Mine  Evident but blocked 
74  Saddlebole Level 3  withheld  Saddlebole Mine  Evident but blocked 
75  Saddlebole Side 2  withheld  Saddlebole Mine  Lower level joins main 
76  West End Shaft No 1 = Santa's Shaft  withheld  Engine Vein  Goes into the West End series 
77  Holy Well - Near Trial  withheld  Holy Well Trial  Short tunnel reexcavated near Holy Well. NGR needs checking. 
78  Wizard's Well Level  withheld  Wizard's Well Level  By Wizard's Well, location unknown 
79  Quarry Opencast  withheld  Quarry Opencast 
80  Canyon Opencast  withheld  Canyon Opencast  Descriptive 
81  Side Entrance  withheld  West Mine  Just to side of main entrance 
82  First Shaft  withheld  West Mine  Filled shaft inside main entrance 
83  Ring Shaft  withheld  Engine Vein  Concrete ring used 
84  Sand Shaft  withheld  Field Opencast  Sand ran into this shaft. Developed on fault as collapse on passage leading to Probationers' Series. 
85  Field Opencast  withheld  Field Opencast  Kidney-shaped depression in Brinlow Field. NGR is rough centre of opencast. 
86  Cromlech Shaft  withheld  Field Opencast  Closed at passage roof level with timbers. Name given because of boulder pile at foot which may have been intended for support but does not reach roof. 
87  Christmas Shaft  withheld  Field Opencast  Has been opened by DCC then closed. Dug out at Christmas 1981. 
88  Greenhat Shaft  withheld  Field Opencast  Has been opened by DCC then closed Dug out in 1981 by John (Greenhat) Dolan. Air shaft shown on 19th century OS map. NGR approximate. 
89  Brinlow Roadside Shaft   withheld  Brinlow Mine  Main shaft on same side of road as mine 
90  Brinlow Other Road Side Shaft  withheld  Brinlow Mine  Smaller shaft on other side of road, hence name 
91  Brinlow Topless Shaft (Norweb)  withheld  Brinlow Mine  Originally this shaft was unlocated and the top could not be seen clearly from below in the mine. The name Norweb derives from when Norweb contractors exposed the shaft 
92  No 2 Shaft  withheld  Engine Vein  Counting from track 
93  Tom's Shaft  withheld  Cobalt Mine  Under visitors' centre, literally 
94  Holly [Root] Shaft / Hole  withheld  Cobalt Mine  Had a holly tree growing in it 
95  Car Park Entrance  withheld  Cobalt Mine  Main entrance at corner of Wizard Restaurant car park 
96  Finlow Hill Shaft  withheld  Finlow Hill Mine  In Finlow Wood 
97  Balloon Shaft  withheld  Engine Vein  Balloon used to measure height 
98  Engine Vein - Plan B Shaft (No 4)  withheld  Engine Vein  Was not original intention to dig this shaft, then it ran so we changed plans, hence Plan B 
99  Engine Vein - Pot Shaft  withheld  Engine Vein  Roman Pot 
100  No 3 Shaft  withheld  Engine Vein  Counting from track 
101  Engine Vein Top Level Shaft  withheld  Engine Vein  Onto top level 
102  Bradford Lane Shaft  withheld  Bradford Lane Shaft  Corner of Bradford Lane on line of Cobalt Mine to Finlow Hill 
103  Brinlow End Entrance / Trembling Den  withheld  Brinlow Mine  End of fault, below Car Shaft. 
104  North Engine Vein Level  withheld  North Engine Vein Level  Dewey and Eastwood refer to this level north of EV 
105  Alderley Cottage Adit  withheld  Alderley Cottage Adit 
106  Hagg Opencast  withheld  Wood Mine  Filled in in the 1960s. Named after Hagg. Also connects with shaft at end of adit 
107  Silver Shaft  withheld  Silver Shaft  Just to north of path from OpenCast to Goldenstone 
108  Pine Shaft  withheld  Pine Shaft  North of path from OpenCast to Goldenstone nr. Stormy Point track 
109  No 1 Shaft  withheld  Engine Vein  Most easterly entrance to mine 
110  West End Shaft No 2  withheld  Engine Vein  End of West End Extension 
111  Hough Cross Roads north entrance  withheld  Field Opencast  Rising hand picked passage to Opencast. 
112  End of Hough Branch  withheld  Hough Level  Southern most point in Hough. Appears to be filled from surface. Coincides with a rectangular mark on 1907 OS map and also with some disturbance on the surface. 
113  18-Acre Shaft  withheld  West Mine  Main entrance 
114  Field Shaft ore chute  withheld  Field Opencast  Ore chute dropping into bottom of Field Shaft. Treated as separate feature as old plans show a shaft off the Hough Level. 
115  Opencast ore chute  withheld  Field Opencast  Ore chute dropping into branch off Hough Level. 
116  Opencast to Probationers west  withheld  Field Opencast  Blockage in Probationers' Series. End of passage in rubble. Appears to break into main Field Opencast. 
117  Opencast to Probationers east  withheld  Field Opencast  End of passage in rubble. 
118  Pine Adit  withheld  Pine Shaft  North of path from OpenCast to Goldenstone nr. Stormy Point track 
119  Field Boundary Shaft  withheld  Hough Level  Last accessible blockage on Hough Level towards works. 
120  none  withheld  Hough Level  Depression in field between Cross Mine and Field Shaft. NGR approximate. 
121  none  withheld  Hough Level  Fenced depression in field near Field Shaft, south of Hough Level. NGR approximate. 
122  none  withheld  Field Opencast 
123  none  withheld  Hough Level  Shaft on West end of Hough Level. NGR approximate. 
124  Stormy Point Shaft  withheld  Stormy Point 
125  Saddlebole Lower Level  withheld  Saddlebole  Suspected level lower down Saddlebole 
126  Shelter above Doc Mine  withheld  Stormy Point  Appears to be working on fault 
127  Pit  withheld  Stormy Point  Depression may be shaft 
128  Shaft  withheld  Stormy Point  Depression may be shaft 
129  Shelter  withheld  Stormy Point  Small shelter under overhang 
130  Shaft  withheld  Stormy Point  Depression may be shaft 
131  Trial  withheld  Stormy Point  Short tunnel 
132  Shaft  withheld  Stormy Point  Depression may be shaft 
133  Shaft 1 nr path to Canyon Opencast  withheld  Canyon Opencast?  Large Shaft ring NGR needs checking 
134  Shaft 2 nr path to Canyon Opencast  withheld  Canyon Opencast?  Large Shaft ring NGR needs checking 
135  Doc Mine Shaft  withheld  Doc Mine  Shaft with manhole lid over lower Doc Mine 
136  Possible Level below Holy Well  withheld  Canyon Opencast?  Indentation in hill with spoil heap below 
137  Shaft 1 west of Canyon Opencast  withheld  Canyon Opencast?  Large Shaft ring 
138  Shaft 2 west of Canyon Opencast  withheld  Canyon Opencast?  Large Shaft ring 
139  Shaft 3 west of Canyon Opencast  withheld  Canyon Opencast?  Large Shaft ring 
140  Shaft 1 east of Canyon Opencast  withheld  Canyon Opencast?  Large Shaft ring 
141  Shaft 2 east of Canyon Opencast  withheld  Canyon Opencast?  Large Shaft ring 
142  Cow Lane Shaft 1  withheld  Shaft ring and depression 
143  Cow Lane Shaft 2  withheld  Shaft ring and depression 
144  Cow Lane Shaft 3  withheld  Shaft ring and depression 
145  Cow Lane Shaft 4  withheld  Shaft ring and depression 
146  Cobalt N Shaft 1  withheld  Cobalt Mine  Shaft ring and depression 
147  Cobalt N Shaft 2  withheld  Cobalt Mine  Shaft ring and depression 
148  Cobalt N Shaft 3  withheld  Cobalt Mine  Shaft ring and depression 
149  Cobalt N Shaft 4  withheld  Cobalt Mine  Shaft ring and depression 
150  Cobalt N Shaft 5  withheld  Cobalt Mine?  Shaft ring and depression 
151  Cobalt N Shaft 6  withheld  Cobalt Mine?  Shaft ring and depression 
152  Cobalt N Shaft 7  withheld  Cobalt Mine?  Shaft ring and depression 
153  Windmill Wood Shaft 1  withheld  Shaft ring and depression 
154  Windmill Wood Shaft 2  withheld  Shaft ring and depression 
155  Wood Mine possible adit  withheld  Wood Mine?  Possible tunnel above Wood Mine adit 
156  Shaft in Windmill Wood  withheld  Possible shaft top 
157  Shaft in Windmill Wood  withheld  Possible shaft top 
158  Wood Mine Adit  withheld    Wood Mine is a fairly old name 
159  Subsidence  withheld  038  Believed more likely to be linked with drains 
160  Subsidence  withheld  038 
161  Ed's Tunnel  withheld  Opened 20/2/2012 
162  Cobalt Mine - Trackside Shaft  withheld  Cobalt Mine  Side of track 

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