tarboat

tarboat

Posted on 01/20/2014


Photo taken on January  4, 2014



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Watts Shaft

Watts Shaft
The very productive Mill Close lead mine erected a Cornish type engine in 1859-60 at Watts Shaft which was some 300ft deep to limestone ore-bearing beds under the local shales. Thornwill and Warham of Burton-on-Trent supplied an 80 horsepower engine with a cylinder fifty inches in diameter. Watts Shaft was used until 1889 when operations moved to the Warren Carr site some distance away. Today a small portion of the bob wall survives with the capped shaft still evident in front. It is a scheduled ancient monument but is suffering badly from tree growth on the structure.

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Comments
Anne-Marie(Minus)
Anne-Marie(Minus)
Dommage, vue la porte, le bâtiment devait être impressionnant !
4 years ago.
Rhisiart Hincks
Rhisiart Hincks
Interesting story.
4 years ago.
Peter Mackey
Peter Mackey
I am impressed by the research you do into your subjects.
4 years ago.