Terraced Trackway at Apes Tor Level, Ecton Hill Hamps & Manifold Valleys

Record ID:  64473 / MNA164364
Record type:  Monument
Protected Status: None Recorded
NT Property:  Hamps and Manifold Valleys; Midlands
Civil Parish:  None Recorded
Grid Reference:  SK 0991 5864
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Summary

18th century terraced trackway, or cart width, leading from the Apes Tor shaft and gin circle [NTSMR 64469] to the main Deep Ecton Mine dressing floors on the western part of Ecton Hill.

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Monument Types

  • TRACKWAY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Description

(1) 18th century terraced trackway, or cart width, leading from the Apes Tor shaft and gin circle [NTSMR 64469] to the main Deep Ecton Mine dressing floors on the western part of Ecton Hill. The trackway is truncated by later limestone quarrying [NTSMR 64472]. It has been postulated that this was the access point to the gin engine for the horses used here, and that ores were taken along this trackway to the mine's main upper dressing floors on the western part of Ecton Hill (Barnatt 2002). The trackway is not marked on any available map of the area, but was probably created at the time Apes Tor Level first came into use in 1760s and was out of use by the time detailed 19th century maps were drawn.

References

  • SNA67890 - Report: Alice Ullathorne (Peak District National Park). 2006. National Trust South Peak Estate Survey: Area 1 - Vol 3 (Site Details and Management Recommendations). p.174 (Illustration 19).

Designations

None Recorded

Other Statuses and References

  • HER/SMR Reference (External): 364 Staffordshire SMR

Associated Events

  • ENA8557 - Field Survey, South Peak Estate Survey: Wetton Hill, Ossoms Hill, Grindon Moor and Apes Tor, Hamps and Manifold Valleys

Associated Finds

None Recorded

Related Records

  • Related to: Apes Tor Level (Copper Mine) north end of Ecton Hill, Hamps & Manifold Valleys (Monument) - 64469 / MNA164320