NEW ENGINE LEAD MINE - ENGINE HOUSE

Of the few engine houses in the Peak District the one at New Engine Lead Mine is certainly worthy of note. The shaft at this mine was the deepest of the Peak District Lead mines reaching an massive 1092ft deep. The engine as installed was built by Davy Bros in Sheffield and was installed in 1863. It pumped from the deep workings lifting the water up to Stoke Sough. The mine was last worked in 1884. The engine house survived with Chimney originally but this was sadly demolished within living memory. The shaft hillock, pumping engine house (including boiler house to side) and balance bob have fortunately been subjected to some conservation work and stand above the road at NGR SK224774

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