Keys to the Past

Settlingstones Mine (Newbrough and Fourstones)

Settlingstones Mine was originally developed as a lead mine. It later also mined witherite and was the sole world producer between 1873 and 1969. Remains of the mine now include various buildings, loading bays and settling tanks.

Reference number:N7586
Historical period: UNCERTAIN

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Source of Reference
Local History of Newbrough and Fourstones


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