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Nenthead Lead Mines

Synopsis
Looks at old mineshafts in the area around Nenthead in Cumbria. Shows surface views of buildings and the smelt mill wheelpit, and then goes underground.to show an underground horse-whim chamber, various ‘flats’ where the lead and zinc ore has been removed, and Ballroom Flat, where a candlelit celebration dinner was held in 1901. Also shows some of the dry-stone arching in the levels, wooden doors and plastered walls to help ventilation, and wooden ore chutes feeding the level from flats above. Explores Rampgill horse level to show Brewery shaft with its complex hydraulic pipework and an underground horse-whim drum. A brief visit to Capleclough level includes views of some unusual formations.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 18 min.
Year of production
1998
Availability
Sale; 1998 sale: £9.87 (inclusive)
Subjects
Archaeology; Engineering
Keywords
industrial archaeology; mining industries

Production Company

Name

I A Recordings

Distributor

Name

I A Recordings

Email
info@iarecordings.org
Web
http://www.iarecordings.org External site opens in new window
Phone
01907 224 509
Address
PO Box 476
Telford
Shropshire
TF7 4RB
Notes
I.A. Recordings specialises in industrial archaeology and is dedicated to recording past and present industry on film and High Definition video, recording working industry as well as the remains of past industries. The archive contains complete productions and unedited footage, much of it available for sale on video or DVD.

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