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Quarry House leadworkings (Bavington)

Leadworkings are known at Quarry House from 1736 when a lease to work for lead ore was issued. It was worked again in 1828 but was not very productive. By the first edition Ordnance Survey map in the mid-19th century it is marked as disused. The remains are visible as a series of spoil heaps and a deep trench running to a fenced area where the shaft is presumed to lie, all enclosed by a low bank of earth and stone. A small enclosure nearby might have been a pond for washing ore.

Reference number:N9606
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bavington


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