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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1775 on: January 10, 2016, 04:52:44 pm »
No coffin levels in streaks that I can recall... lower parts of Hillocks?
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1776 on: January 10, 2016, 05:53:53 pm »
Somewhat off topic but has anyone ever wondered why most known coffin levels in Derbyshire seem to be clustered around the Matlock area? I can think of at least 7 in this area although some of them are not well known.


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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1777 on: January 10, 2016, 08:32:38 pm »
My thoughts on that would be 1) the terrain around Matlock means that a lot of mines come to day through levels, so more are easily accessible; there could well be a lot of undiscovered coffin levels elsewhere in the orefield 2) the Matlock-Wirksworth area saw a proportinately greater level of capital investment than other parts of the orefield hence more deadwork to improve the mines. Probably a question to ask Historytrog....
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1778 on: January 10, 2016, 08:57:06 pm »
Thinking about the distribution of coffin levels further I realise that 5 out of the 8 that I easily think of in the Matlock area are on land that was owned by the of snitterton Estate. The original Oxclose Sough, an early sough to Leawood Pipe, a sough between Leawood pipe and Small Profet Vein (which also drains Noon Nick) Ash Sough (possibly one of the oldest in Derbyshire) and another in Leaclose Top Mine.

I seem to remember Margret Howard telling me that one of the people who lived at Snitterton Hall. When I dig through her remaining records I will see if there is any reference to this as it could also be relevant.

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1779 on: January 10, 2016, 09:11:52 pm »
Devonshire?

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1780 on: January 10, 2016, 10:05:54 pm »
Knotlow?

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1781 on: January 10, 2016, 11:43:14 pm »
It looks to be somewhere under Masson Hill, how about upper part of Queens Mine

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1782 on: January 11, 2016, 03:02:56 pm »
Noones got it yet think more west

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1783 on: January 11, 2016, 05:40:13 pm »
Gells adit?
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1784 on: January 11, 2016, 08:48:55 pm »
Hillocks?

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1785 on: January 11, 2016, 09:28:42 pm »
Is it down Lathkill Dale?
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1786 on: January 11, 2016, 10:14:14 pm »
The coffin level section of Meccano Passage in Hillocks-Whalf-Knotlow.
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1787 on: January 12, 2016, 12:16:30 am »
No think further west, you'll have to name the mine as survey doesnt say a specific passage

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1788 on: January 12, 2016, 12:30:07 am »
Robins Shaft Mine?
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1789 on: January 12, 2016, 10:18:16 am »
That looks like Alderley Edge - Engine Vein mine near balloon shaft?
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1790 on: January 12, 2016, 03:12:28 pm »
Mrs Trellis you got the right area but not the right mine....

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1791 on: January 12, 2016, 06:47:27 pm »
I was thinking more West mine, at the top of the slope near plank shaft crawly bits? The engine vein coffin level is clear but short and entry is clean as you step over the hough ladder? I may be wrong, I don't go often enough and a lot of the passages look the same.

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1792 on: January 13, 2016, 09:02:55 am »
You're right it could be anywhere - imho West has lighter coloured sand being predominantly in the air-borne strata and EV is darker with the water entering the fault. Also there's not much hand picked stuff still extant in West & Wood.

I've had a go so let t'others knock 'em off one by one.
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1793 on: January 13, 2016, 12:00:10 pm »
I'll give you it Mrs Trellis, its in Wood Mine - not much extant stuff indeed

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1794 on: January 13, 2016, 12:03:20 pm »
I'll give you it Mrs Trellis, its in Wood Mine - not much extant stuff indeed

Was that taken on the SUSS/BCRA trip back in November?

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1795 on: January 13, 2016, 12:12:19 pm »
I'll give you it Mrs Trellis, its in Wood Mine - not much extant stuff indeed

Was that taken on the SUSS/BCRA trip back in November?

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1796 on: January 13, 2016, 01:17:32 pm »
Nah - TLH is nearer as West is nearer to Wood than EV and I've no photos handy at the mo.
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1797 on: January 24, 2016, 08:13:11 pm »
Sorry, I missed your post. Even if I did guess the wrong mine (when I really really really should have got it right) I shall post one that should go pretty quickly I think.
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1798 on: February 04, 2016, 04:01:37 pm »
Congratulations! It looks like we may need a little assistance TLH!
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1799 on: February 04, 2016, 04:29:00 pm »
Dave's not savouring the taste of "cow @rse worms" on that left forefinger by any chance?
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