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MINES DATABASE

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.  If you don't know the site number, use the search facilities.

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Number of entrances listed: 174 of which 8 are multiple entrance mines and 166 are unique entrances.

No Name Form State Part of (mine) Note on name
1 Doctor's Shaft
Shaft Unlocated - accessible below West Mine
(164)
House above (Mimwood?) used to belong to a doctor 
2 Sphinx Shaft
Shaft Unlocated - accessible below West Mine
(164)
Shaft into Sphinx Cavern 
3 Marjorie's Sitting Down Shaft
Shaft Unlocated - accessible below West Mine
(164)
Name on "Dim Grey King" 
4 White Shaft
Shaft Unlocated - accessible below West Mine
(164)
White deposit running down 
5 Main Chamber
Shaft Unlocated - accessible below West Mine
(164)
In roof of Main Chamber 
6 Top Gallery Shaft
Shaft Unlocated - accessible below West Mine
(164)
Drops into Top Gallery 
7 Main Entrance
Level/adit Unlocated - accessible below West Mine
(164)
Says it all 
8 SW Mine
Level/adit Unlocated - accessible below West Mine
(164)
Just outside entrance, reached by tunnelling out 
9 Over West Level
Level/adit Unlocated - accessible below West Mine
(164)
Level entering over main entrance 
10 Over West Shaft / Sorensen's Entrance
Shaft Locked - accessible West Mine
(164)
Shaft into ditto, Sorensen's entrance 
11 Fireman's Entrance
Level/adit Unlocated - accessible below West Mine
(164)
Way that Firemen used to go in, and fall down hole in floor 
12 Block End
Level/adit Unlocated - accessible below -
(12)
Short tunnel, also known as "powder store" 
13 New Venture I Level
Level/adit Unlocated - accessible below -
(13)
OLD NAME - buried in gorge 
14 New Venture I Shaft
Shaft Location unknown New Venture I Level
(13)
15 New Venture II Level
Level/adit Unlocated - accessible below -
(15)
Buried in gorge 
16 Hough Level West Entrance
Level/adit Location unknown Hough Level
(170)
Entrance at works. No surface evidence and no access from below. 
17 Scout Hole
Level/adit Locked - accessible -
(17)
On scout camp 
18 Wood Mine Adit manhole
Level/adit Locked - accessible Wood Mine
(163)
Wood Mine is a fairly old name 
19 Garner's Grope Shaft
Shaft Open - accessible Saddlebole Mines
(169)
Found by A Garner with stick 
20 Graffiti Chamber
Shaft Unlocated - accessible below Wood Mine
(163)
21 North End Chamber or Timber Shaft
Shaft Locked - accessible Wood Mine
(163)
In N End Chamber. Timber because there used to be trees in it. 
22 Deep Shaft
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Wood Mine
(163)
Big shaft dropping to bottom of the mine 
23 Squeedle Shaft
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Wood Mine
(163)
Was a tight entrance (squeedle) at one time 
24 Rabbit Cavern
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Wood Mine
(163)
Shaft from field into Rabbit Caverns. Appears to have been filled early to restore field to agricultural use. 
25 Temple Shaft
Shaft Capped - accessible below Wood Mine
(163)
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
Shaft Unlocated - accessible below Wood Mine
(163)
There is a rock pillar and a wooden post 
27 Stump Shaft
Shaft Locked - accessible Hough Level
(170)
Had tree stump in it. May have been collapse on fault or used during early development of mining at junction. 
28 Hough Covered Shaft
Shaft Capped - accessible below Hough Level
(170)
Covered with stone slabs. Shaft was probably used for driving Hough Level and then not required for ventilation or haulage. 
29 Field Shaft
Shaft Locked - accessible Hough Level
(170)
In middle of field. Dug out and capped by DCC. 
30 Lost Adit
Level/adit Capped - accessible below -
(30)
31 Cross Mine Level
Level/adit Open - accessible -
(31)
Cross shaped 
32 Straight Mine
Level/adit Open - accessible -
(32)
Its straight 
33 Brynlow Adit
Level/adit Locked - accessible Brynlow Mine
(165)
34 Car Shaft
Shaft Capped - accessible below Brynlow Adit
(33)
Named because car had been dumped in it 
35 Finlow Hill Mine
Shaft Locked - accessible -
(35)
In Finlow Wood 
36 Church Quarry Mine
Level/adit Open - accessible -
(36)
Probably a quarry trial level 
37 Reeking Shaft
Shaft Capped - accessible below Reeking Mine
(59)
See Reeking Mine (59) 
38 Well Shaft
Shaft Capped - accessible below -
(38)
Named from Wizard Restaurant well 
39 Beacon Lodge Level
Level/adit Known, filled to surface -
(39)
40 Beacon Lodge Shaft
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Beacon Lodge Level
(39)
41 Bear Shaft / Pit
Shaft Locked - accessible Engine Vein
(42)
Etymology unknown. Possibly due to appearance in mine during 1950s when it was open but blocked at bottom 
42 Engine Vein
Multi-entrance mine Locked - accessible -
(42)
OLD NAME 
43 Engine Trial
Level/adit Open - accessible -
(43)
Small trial just south of Engine Vein proper 
44 Engine Vein Side Entrance
Level/adit Locked - accessible Engine Vein
(42)
Current adit 
45 Windmill Wood Shaft 3
Shaft Known, filled to surface -
(45)
Shaft ring and depression 
46 Trial
Level/adit Open - accessible -
(46)
47 Square Shaft
Shaft Locked - accessible Hough Level
(170)
Not quite square but much squarer than anything else we had seen 
48 Round Shaft
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Canyon Mine (hypothetical)
(168)
OLD NAME 
49 Hough Level (Stormy Point entrance)
Level/adit Locked - accessible Hough Level
(170)
From The Hough, the valley into which it emerges 
50 Pillar Mine
Level/adit Locked - accessible -
(50)
OLD NAME, also known as CCH 
51 Abbadine's Level
Level/adit Known but blocked - accessible -
(51)
This name has been adopted although the validity is very doubtful 
52 Doc Mine
Level/adit Open - accessible -
(52)
Named after Doc Mycroft, a caver of the 60's. Also know as Chocolate Mine 
53 Doc Mine Lower
Shaft Unlocated - accessible below Doc Mine
(52)
See Doc Mine (52) 
54 Rock Shelter/Iron Gates
Level/adit Open - accessible -
(54)
Also known as Wizard's Cave Mine and Iron Gates 
55 Devil's Grave
Level/adit Locked - accessible -
(55)
Etymology unknown 
56 Rock Shaft
Shaft Locked - accessible -
(56)
Used to have a large rock on top 
57 Rock Shaft Level
Level/adit Known but blocked - accessible Rock Shaft
(56)
Linked to Rock Shaft 
58 Twin Shafts (N) Artemis
Shaft Capped - accessible below Reeking Mine
(59)
Physical description 
59 Reeking Mine
Level/adit Locked - accessible -
(59)
Our name because there was a bad smell from the rotting vegetation in the level 
60 Saddlebole Main
Level/adit Locked - accessible Saddlebole Mines
(169)
Main entrance 
61 Saddlebole Side 1
Level/adit Known but blocked - accessible Saddlebole Mines
(169)
Side entrance joins main 
62 Saddlebole Tunnel 1
Level/adit Open - accessible Saddlebole Mines
(169)
"Tunnel" on top of hill 
63 Saddlebole Tunnel 2
Level/adit Open - accessible Saddlebole Mines
(169)
"Tunnel" on top of hill 
64 Holy Well Level
Level/adit Open - accessible -
(64)
Level beside Holy Well 
65 Windmill Wood Shaft 4
Shaft Known, filled to surface -
(65)
Shaft ring and depression 
66 North Mine
Level/adit Unlocated - accessible below -
(66)
OLD NAME. Existence questionable 
67 South Mine
Level/adit Unlocated - accessible below -
(67)
OLD NAME Existence questionable 
68 New Venture II Shaft
Shaft Unlocated - accessible below New Venture II Level
(15)
69 Cross Mine Shaft
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Cross Mine Level
(31)
Depression on surface and signs of infill underground. Cross Mine does not appear to extend beyond this shaft. 
70 Hough End Shaft
Shaft Unlocated - accessible below Hough Level
(170)
Shaft near end of Hough, may have been ventilation 
71 Hough Cross Roads south entrance
Shaft Unlocated - accessible below Hough Level
(170)
Rising to chamber infilled with rocks and sand. 
72 Saddlebole Level 1
Level/adit Known, filled to surface Saddlebole Mines
(169)
Evident but blocked 
73 Saddlebole Level 2
Level/adit Known, filled to surface Saddlebole Mines
(169)
Evident but blocked 
74 Saddlebole Level 3
Level/adit Known, filled to surface Saddlebole Mines
(169)
Evident but blocked 
75 Saddlebole Side 2
Level/adit Known but blocked - accessible Saddlebole Mines
(169)
Lower level joins main 
76 West End Shaft No 1 = New Year Shaft
Shaft Locked - accessible Engine Vein
(42)
Goes into the West End series 
77 Holy Well - Near Trial
Level/adit Known but blocked - accessible -
(77)
Short tunnel reexcavated near Holy Well. NGR needs checking. 
78 Wizard's Well Level
Level/adit Location unknown -
(78)
By Wizard's Well, location unknown 
79 Quarry Opencast
Opencast Known, filled to surface -
(79)
80 Canyon Opencast
Opencast Open - accessible Canyon Mine (hypothetical)
(168)
Descriptive 
81 Side Entrance
Level/adit Unlocated - accessible below Main Entrance
(7)
Just to side of main entrance 
82 First Shaft
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible West Mine
(164)
Filled shaft inside main entrance 
83 Ring Shaft
Shaft Locked - accessible Engine Vein
(42)
Concrete ring used 
84 Sand Shaft
Shaft Capped - accessible below Hough Level
(170)
Sand ran into this shaft. Developed on fault as collapse on passage leading to Probationers' Series. 
85 Field Opencast
Opencast Known, filled to surface -
(85)
Kidney-shaped depression in Brinlow Field. NGR is rough centre of opencast. 
86 Cromlech Shaft
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Field Opencast
(85)
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
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Field Opencast
(85)
Has been opened by DCC then closed. Dug out at Christmas 1981. 
88 Greenhat Shaft
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Field Opencast
(85)
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 Brynlow Roadside Shaft
Shaft Capped - accessible below Brynlow Mine
(165)
Main shaft on same side of road as mine 
90 Brynlow Other Road Side Shaft
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Brynlow Mine
(165)
Smaller shaft on other side of road, hence name 
91 Brynlow Norweb Shaft
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Brynlow Mine
(165)
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
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Engine Vein
(42)
Counting from track 
93 Tom's Shaft
Shaft Locked - accessible Cobalt Mine
(167)
Under visitors' centre, literally 
94 Holly [Root] Shaft / Hole
Shaft Locked - accessible Cobalt Mine
(167)
Had a holly tree growing in it 
95 Car Park Entrance
Shaft Capped - accessible below Cobalt Mine
(167)
Main entrance at corner of Wizard Restaurant car park 
96 Finlow Hill Shaft
Shaft Locked - accessible Finlow Hill Mine
(35)
In Finlow Wood 
97 Balloon Shaft
Shaft Locked - accessible Engine Vein
(42)
Balloon used to measure height 
98 Engine Vein - Plan B Shaft (No 4)
Shaft Capped - accessible below Engine Vein
(42)
Was not original intention to dig this shaft, then it ran so we changed plans, hence Plan B 
99 Engine Vein - Pot Shaft
Shaft Locked - accessible Engine Vein
(42)
Roman Pot 
100 No 3 Shaft
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Engine Vein
(42)
Counting from track 
101 Engine Vein Top Level Shaft
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Engine Vein
(42)
Onto top level 
102 Bradford Lane Shaft
Shaft Known, filled to surface -
(102)
Corner of Bradford Lane on line of Cobalt Mine to Finlow Hill 
103 Brynlow End Entrance / Trembling Den
Level/adit Locked - accessible Brynlow Mine
(165)
End of fault, below Car Shaft. 
104 North Engine Vein Level
Level/adit Known but blocked - accessible -
(104)
Dewey and Eastwood refer to this level north of EV 
105 Alderley Cottage Adit
Level/adit Open - accessible -
(105)
106 Hagg Opencast
Opencast Known, filled to surface Wood Mine
(163)
Filled in in the 1960s. Named after Hagg. Also connects with shaft at end of adit 
107 Silver Shaft
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible -
(107)
Just to north of path from OpenCast to Goldenstone 
108 Pine Shaft
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible -
(108)
North of path from OpenCast to Goldenstone nr. Stormy Point track 
109 No 1 Shaft
Shaft Capped - accessible below Engine Vein
(42)
Most easterly entrance to mine 
110 West End Shaft No 2
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Engine Vein
(42)
End of West End Extension 
111 Hough Cross Roads north entrance
Shaft Unlocated - accessible below Field Opencast
(85)
Rising hand picked passage to Opencast. 
112 End of Hough Branch
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Hough Level (Stormy Point entrance)
(49)
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
Shaft Locked - accessible West Mine
(164)
Main entrance 
114 Field Shaft ore chute
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Field Opencast
(85)
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
Shaft Unlocated - accessible below Field Opencast
(85)
Ore chute dropping into branch off Hough Level. 
116 Opencast to Probationers west
Opencast Known but blocked - accessible Field Opencast
(85)
Blockage in Probationers' Series. End of passage in rubble. Appears to break into main Field Opencast. 
117 Opencast to Probationers east
Opencast Known but blocked - accessible Field Opencast
(85)
End of passage in rubble. 
118 Pine Adit
Level/adit Known but blocked - accessible Pine Shaft
(108)
North of path from OpenCast to Goldenstone nr. Stormy Point track 
119 Field Boundary Shaft
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Hough Level (Stormy Point entrance)
(49)
Last accessible blockage on Hough Level towards works. 
120 none
Shaft Known, filled to surface Hough Level (Stormy Point entrance)
(49)
Depression in field between Cross Mine and Field Shaft. NGR approximate. 
121 none
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible Hough Level (Stormy Point entrance)
(49)
Fenced depression in field near Field Shaft, south of Hough Level. NGR approximate. 
122 none
Shaft Unlocated - accessible below Field Opencast
(85)
123 none
Shaft Unlocated - accessible below Hough Level (Stormy Point entrance)
(49)
Shaft on West end of Hough Level. NGR approximate. 
124 Stormy Point Shaft
Shaft Known, filled to surface -
(124)
125 Saddlebole Lower Level
Level/adit Known, filled to surface Saddlebole Mines
(169)
Suspected level lower down Saddlebole 
126 Shelter above Doc Mine
Level/adit Open - accessible -
()
Appears to be working on fault 
127 Pit
Shaft Known, filled to surface -
()
Depression may be shaft 
128 Shaft
Shaft Known, filled to surface -
()
Depression may be shaft 
129 Shelter
Level/adit Open - accessible -
()
Small shelter under overhang 
130 Shaft
Shaft Known, filled to surface -
()
Depression may be shaft 
131 Trial
Level/adit Open - accessible -
()
Short tunnel 
132 Shaft
Shaft Known, filled to surface -
()
Depression may be shaft 
133 Shaft 1 nr path to Canyon Opencast
Shaft Known, filled to surface Canyon Mine (hypothetical)
(168)
Large Shaft ring NGR needs checking 
134 Shaft 2 nr path to Canyon Opencast
Shaft Known, filled to surface Canyon Mine (hypothetical)
(168)
Large Shaft ring NGR needs checking 
135 Doc Mine Shaft
Undefined Not known Doc Mine
(52)
Shaft with manhole lid over lower Doc Mine 
136 Possible Level below Holy Well
Level/adit Known, filled to surface Canyon Mine (hypothetical)
(168)
Indentation in hill with spoil heap below 
137 Shaft 1 west of Canyon Opencast
Shaft Known, filled to surface Canyon Mine (hypothetical)
(168)
Large Shaft ring 
138 Shaft 2 west of Canyon Opencast
Shaft Known, filled to surface Canyon Mine (hypothetical)
(168)
Large Shaft ring 
139 Shaft 3 west of Canyon Opencast
Shaft Known, filled to surface Canyon Mine (hypothetical)
(168)
Large Shaft ring 
140 Shaft 1 east of Canyon Opencast
Shaft Known, filled to surface Canyon Mine (hypothetical)
(168)
Large Shaft ring 
141 Shaft 2 east of Canyon Opencast
Shaft Known, filled to surface Canyon Mine (hypothetical)
(168)
Large Shaft ring 
142 Cow Lane Shaft 1
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible -
(142)
Shaft ring and depression 
143 Cow Lane Shaft 2
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible -
()
Shaft ring and depression 
144 Cow Lane Shaft 3
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible -
()
Shaft ring and depression 
145 Cow Lane Shaft 4
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible -
()
Shaft ring and depression 
146 Cobalt N Shaft 1
Undefined Not known Cobalt Mine
(167)
Shaft ring and depression 
147 Cobalt N Shaft 2
Undefined Not known Cobalt Mine
(167)
Shaft ring and depression 
148 Cobalt N Shaft 3
Undefined Not known Cobalt Mine
(167)
Shaft ring and depression 
149 Cobalt N Shaft 4
Undefined Not known Cobalt Mine
(167)
Shaft ring and depression 
150 Cobalt N Shaft 5
Undefined Not known Cobalt Mine
(167)
Shaft ring and depression 
151 Cobalt N Shaft 6
Undefined Not known Cobalt Mine
(167)
Shaft ring and depression 
152 Cobalt N Shaft 7
Undefined Not known Cobalt Mine
(167)
Shaft ring and depression 
153 Windmill Wood Shaft 1
Undefined Known, filled to surface -
(153)
Shaft ring and depression 
154 Windmill Wood Shaft 2
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible -
()
Shaft ring and depression 
155 Wood Mine possible adit
Level/adit Known, filled to surface Wood Mine
(163)
Possible tunnel above Wood Mine adit 
156 Shaft in Windmill Wood
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible -
()
Possible shaft top 
157 Shaft in Windmill Wood
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible -
()
Possible shaft top 
158 Wood Mine Adit
Shaft Locked - accessible Wood Mine
(163)
Wood Mine is a fairly old name 
159 Subsidence
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible -
()
Believed more likely to be linked with drains 
160 Subsidence
Shaft Known but blocked - accessible -
()
161 Ed's Tunnel
Level/adit Known but blocked - accessible -
(161)
Opened 20/2/2012 
162 Cobalt Mine - Trackside Shaft
Shaft Locked - accessible Cobalt Mine
(167)
Side of track 
163 Wood Mine
Multi-entrance mine Locked - accessible -
(163)
Modern name because mine located in Windmill Wood. It might have been called the "Windmill" in historic times and was part of the "Eastern Mine". 
164 West Mine
Multi-entrance mine Locked - accessible -
(164)
Probably was called Western Mine during working period. Name derives from location on the Edge. 
165 Brynlow Mine
Multi-entrance mine Not known -
(165)
Locality name 
166 Twin Shaft level (upper)
Level/adit Open - accessible Reeking Mine
(59)
Physical description 
167 Cobalt Mine
Multi-entrance mine Locked - accessible -
()
Cobalt is believed to have been mined here. 
168 Canyon Mine (hypothetical)
Multi-entrance mine Known, filled to surface -
(168)
The Canyon Opencast was named by the DCC as a descriptive name. Canyon mine is believed to run underneath the Opencast and beyond it north west and south east. 
169 Saddlebole Mines
Multi-entrance mine Not known -
(169)
170 Hough Level
Multi-entrance mine Locked - accessible -
(170)
171 Common Piece Shaft
Shaft Locked - accessible Cobalt Mine
(167)
Name of field on tithe map. 
173 Cobalt Mine: North Shaft
Shaft Capped - accessible below Cobalt Mine
(167)
174 Twin Shaft (S) Apollo
Shaft Capped - accessible below Reeking Mine
(59)
175 Twin Shaft level (lower)
Level/adit Open - accessible -
(175)