Keys to the Past

Grove Rake Mine (Rookhope)

This is the site of a 19th century lead mine, though it was mined for fluorspar in the 20th century. At least six shafts and many ore hushes have been destroyed by later quarrying The site was worked from 1760 to 1985.

Reference number:D4835
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
Late 20th Century (1967 to 2000)

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