The main mines at Alderley are listed below. Click HERE to go straight to the map of the mines or HERE to see a 1:25000 map of Alderley Edge. You can also view the area using the Google map below which includes a satellite photograph of the Edge. This is sufficiently detailed to allow some mine entrances to be pin-pointed exactly but others are hidden by tree cover. If you have trouble with the Google map, you can click HERE for a version of this page without it. (By the way, the Google map also has links to some other DCC areas of interest, try zooming out.)
|MINE||GRID REFERENCE||LENGTH (m)||DEPTH (m)||ALT (m)||DESCRIPTION|
|Wood Mine||SJ 8545.7760||2,400||30||160||About 1.5 miles of mainly 19th Century tunnels in a complex maze.|
|West Mine||SJ 8509.7763||10,000||50||145||About 6 miles of mainly 19th Century tunnels on several levels.|
|Engine Vein||SJ 8604.7747||750||60||195||A vertical rift type mine connecting to the Hough Level.|
|Brynlow Mine||SJ 8559.7724||300||25||155||One of the earlier workings. Small hand picked tunnels. Also connecting to the Hough Level.|
|The Hough Level||SJ 8619.7782||1,500||--||135||A connecting tunnel linking Wood Mine, Engine Vein and Brynlow.|
|The "Cobalt" Mine||SJ 8593.7731||1,000||16||190||Old workings stretching from the Engine Vein area to the car park entrance|
|Pillar and Doc Mines||SJ 8612.7783||50 (open)||10||165||Small shallow workings at Stormy Point. Evidence of Bronze Age mining between them.|
|Twin Shafts||SJ 8595.7794||--||10||170||Opencast working on Stormy Point of unknown age or development.|
|New Venture||SJ 8520.7760||?||?||145||Workings near West Mine that have been lost for many years.|
|Mottram St Andrew||Not strictly part of Alderley Edge but the history is linked.|
More details about the larger mines can be seen by selecting the appropriate page. A full list of entrances is also available from which you can get even more detail about the sites at Alderley Edge.
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You can use the map below to jump straight to a mine.
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West Mine is located above White Barn Farm, Wood Mine in Windmill Wood and Engine Vein where the map marks Mine (dis) just below the NT logo. You can identify the main sites by moving your mouse over the map. Click on the areas identified to get more detail. This map shows the National Trust Car Park and public toilets just below The Wizard.. The purple line represents the boundary of the NT property. If you cannot see Mottram on the map, scroll the screen to the right.
Details about how to visit the mines can be found by clicking HERE.
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Last updated: 29/10/2012
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