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Encyclopedia > Snailbeach

An English village near Shrewsbury, Shropshire.


See also: Snailbeach District Railways, Minsterley, Stiperstones.


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Snailbeach Lead Mine, Shropshire (2017 words)
The earliest known recorded evidence of mining at Snailbeach dates from 1676 when a group from Derbyshire took out a lease to work the area, this was renewed ten years later in 1686, but it is not known how successful their efforts were.
At around the same time Snailbeach reached it's deepest when the 552 yard level was excavated, these became the deepest workings in the area, although by now the company was reliant more on zinc ore and barytes than lead.
After this date the Snailbeach Barytes Company continued further processing of the spoil tips, in 1965 it is reported that the company produced 8 tons of barytes and 1,020 tons of gravel.
BBC - Shropshire - Features - Mining in Shropshire - Part four: What remains today (922 words)
Snailbeach Mine The past, present and future of this historic mine, along with a virtual underground tour and details of guided trips.
Snailbeach was the biggest and richest mine in the Shropshire orefield, so it's fitting that so much of it has now been preserved for future generations.
Snailbeach is typical in that its fortunes rose and fell along with the other mines of the area.
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