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Coalpithole Rake: No 10 Shaft

Entrance of Coalpithole Rake: No 10 Shaft


Permission from Rushup Edge Farm.


4m diameter shaft through shales. 76m to water. Only one level known at 6m depth. Water enters through the brick lining, and can be heard at surface.


LadderLifelineSRT Rope 250ft (76m) 280ft (85m)280ft (85m)


Heathcote, C. (2007), The history of Coalpithole Vein in Peak Forest and Chapel-En-Le-Frith Liberties, Derbyshire. 1705-18, Mining History, Volume 16, No5, pp.36-74, Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd
Barker, I. & Beck, J.S. (2010), , Caves of the Peak District, p. 85, DCA
Gunn, J. (2019), Speedwell swaps sumps, Descent 269, p.15., Wild Places Publishing