Monument details

HER Number:1446/7/2
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:West Mine OpenCast

Summary

West Mine OpenCast was a large opencast working exploiting low grade copper ore leading west into the underground working of West Mine. The opencast was infilled in the 1950's. There is some evidence of prehistoric activity close to the surface near that of the 18th and 19th centuries, although this is unlikely to be mining.


Parish:NETHER ALDERLEY, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • COPPER MINE (Bronze Age to Post Medieval - 2350 BC? 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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