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Chain Shaft, West Mine

The Alderley Edge mines in Cheshire, UK, were mined from the Bronze Age (c. 4000 years ago) until the early 20th century..

Most of the mines are still accessible although many surface features have been obscured by vegetation over the years.

Many of the mines are owned by the National Trust and have been leased from them by the Derbyshire Caving Club which maintains access and continues to explore and search for areas of mining that have been closed for centuries.


Visiting the mines  -  Open days  -  People employed  -  Minerals  -  The legend

Share Certificate In recent years (1995-2005), a fairly comprehensive study has been made of the mines by a project team lead by the Manchester Museum and the National Trust. This study is due to be published soon.

DCC logoIn this website, you will find information about the mines, their history and their current state. There is also information about the Derbyshire Caving Club and its activities and links to other sites of related interest.

Please feel free to comment on the site or send me any information that may add to the value of the site or knowledge about Alderley Edge and its mines.

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