'Double Pans' iron working site

Description of this historic site

An iron working site dating to the Medieval period is visible as an earthwork. The site is located 250m west of Old Spinney Lane, Merevale.

Notes about this historic site

1 The ‘Double Pans’ is the site of open level workings where iron ore and coal were extracted directly from surface outcrops. A central causeway provided access to these workings. At the northern end of the causeway are the remains of two brick-lined sluices which indicate that the double pans were reused as a pond, probably during the Post Medieval period (see PRN 3954). Documentary evidence indicates that the monastery owned an iron mill or smithy at the time of the Dissolution.

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