Monument details

HER Number:2582/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Bickerton Hill Copper Mines


Bickerton Hill copper mines were worked intermittently from the late seventeenth century till the early twentieth century. The earlier mines were located towards the east of the site and utilised three shafts. The later mine workings were at the western end of the site and included the engine house and chimney. Very little of the mine remains on the surface; only the chimney stack and a shallow depression marking the site of the engine shaft.


Monument Types

  • COPPER MINE (AD 17TH CENTURY to AD 20TH CENTURY - 1670 AD to 1908 AD)
  • MINE SHAFT (AD 17TH CENTURY to AD 19TH CENTURY - 1690 AD? to 1807 AD?)
  • CHIMNEY (AD 19TH CENTURY - 1800 AD to 1833 AD)
  • ENGINE HOUSE (AD 19TH CENTURY - 1800 AD? to 1833 AD?)
Protected Status:Listed Building (II) 1330096: SANDSTONE CHIMNEY TO FORMER COPPER MINE; SHINE (Yes) CH13727: Bickerton Hill Copper Mines

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