Monday, October 25, 2010

Tankerville lead mine, Shropshire

The remains of the Tankerville mine can be found down a steep track about a mile south of Stiperstones village. They have recently been conserved by the Shropshire Mines Trust. For a few brief years in the 1860s and 1870s this was the most productive lead mine in the country. Read more about its history on the Trust's website.

1 comment:

robertatforsythe said...

How fantastic to see Tankerville lead mine in a political blog. I knew it well when studying Industrial Archaeology at Ironbridge Gorge in 1983/84. Nowadays such mines on my doorstep are in the North Pennines where the similar Shildon engine house at Blanchland has been restored. Robert Forsythe