Monument details

HER Number:1446/7/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:West Mine


West Mine, and its neighbour Wood Mine were copper mines developed between 1857-1878. West Mine was initially an open cast mine (dug from the surface without shafts or tunnels) and is now filled in. It is marked on the 6 inch OS 1st edition, 1881 as "Alderley Edge Mines, Copper and Lead".

Members of the Derbyshire Caving Club remember the mine being walled up and infilled with municipal waste in the 1960’s.


Monument Types

  • COPPER MINE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COPPER WORKING SITE (Copper Working, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • INDUSTRIAL SITE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • QUARRY (Quarry pit, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1020181: Wood Mine Cobalt Works And Associated Mines, 340M East Of White Barn Farm

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1440/0/0Related to: Alderley Edge Mines (Monument)

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