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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

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Number of entrances listed: 170 of which 8 are multiple entrance mines and 162 are unique entrances.

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


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