October 4th, 2015

dog knotwork

Random Mine of the Day : A Nameless Shaft, possibly part of West Hawkmoor Mixed Mine?

The Heritage Gateway records no name for this hole, which it describes as a post-medieval shaft in a medieval extraction pit.   The nearest named mine seems to be Hawkmoor Mine, but that's still some distance away and a lot lower.  From Aditnow, I glean the existance of a West Hawkmoor Mixed mine, which is a bit closer to this than the Hawkmoor mine, and seems to be even more obscure.

The Ordinance Survey map doesn't admit this is a shaft at all, preferring to label the whole area 'quarries', but I think it's an odd quarry that has a great big deep hole going DOWN DOWN DOWN.   If you chuck in a stick or something, you can hear it going for a while.


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