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HER Number (PRN):29177
Name:Chimney and buildings at Ritton Castle Lead Mine, NW of Ritton Castle
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:None recorded

Monument Type(s):

  • CHIMNEY (Early 19th century to 20th century (post-war) - 1800 AD to 1999 AD)
  • ENGINE HOUSE (Early 19th century to 20th century (post-war) - 1800 AD to 1999 AD)


Ruinous remains of a Chimney and buildings, likely to be an engine house, of 19th to 20th century date.

Parish:Worthen with Shelve, South Shropshire, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SO39NW
Grid Reference:SO 34422 97802

Related records

01326Part of: Ritton Castle Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events

  • ESA5698 - Marches Uplands Survey 1991-1999 by Hereford and Worcester County Archaeological Service


Buildings depicted on the 2nd edition 25" OS map of the early 20th century. <1>

Post medieval ruinous mine engine house. Round stone chimney with brick-arched flue and complex of associated ruins, marked on OS map [<1>]. Ruins stone, standing up to 3m high, chimney up to 5m, possibly connected with mine workings 40103/01 to NW. Difficult to observe clearly because of dense woodland and possible danger from approaching too close to standing walls, as most of mortar has washed out. In fair condition. <2>

Modern digital OS MasterMap data (version date October 2005) indicates structural remains survives on site. <3>

<01> Ordnance Survey, c1899-1903, OS County Series 1:2500 maps (2nd edition) - digital dataset (Map). SSA20952.

<02> Dinn James, 1996, Marches Uplands Survey: Long Mynd Transect, MUS 40108/01 (Field survey report). SSA22462.

<03> Baxter Charlotte, Comments by SMR compiler in SMR database, 17/12/2013 (SMR comment). SSA23070.


[01]SSA20952 - Map: Ordnance Survey. c1899-1903. OS County Series 1:2500 maps (2nd edition) - digital dataset. OS County Series.
[02]SSA22462 - Field survey report: Dinn James. 1996. Marches Uplands Survey: Long Mynd Transect. Hereford & Worcester CAS Rep. 137. MUS 40108/01.
[03]SSA23070 - SMR comment: Baxter Charlotte. Comments by SMR compiler in SMR database. 17/12/2013.
Date Last Edited:Dec 17 2013 10:15AM