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placename:- Loweswater Mines
other name:- Loweswater Lead Mine
other name:- Kirkgill Wood Mine
other name:- Batey's Cave
site name:-
parish Loweswater parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
lead mine; mine
coordinates:- NY146216
coordinates:- NY140208
10Km square:- NY12
References Adams, John: 1988: Mines of the Lake District Fells: Dalesman Books (Lancaster, Lancashire):: ISBN 0 85206 931 6

1Km square NY1421

1Km square NY1420

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) -- probably relevant

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
image OT01P154, button   goto source.
Page 154:-
... Veins of lead ore occur in several places; and have been worked between Skiddaw and Saddleback, in Thornthwaite, Newlands, and Buttermere; but one in the parish of Loweswater, and one below the level of Derwent Lake, are the most productive at present in this district.
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

Discovered 1816 during drainage work; abandoned 1840s.
Adams, John: 1988: Mines of the Lake District Fells: Dalesman Books (Lancaster, Lancashire):: ISBN 0 85206 931 6

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