Hartshill Green manganese workings

Description of this historic site

The site of Hartshill Green manganese mine dating from the Post Medieval period. It was situated east side of Hartshill Hayes Country Park.

Notes about this historic site

1 Manganese workings with underground access, building foundations, disturbed ground and possible shafts within dense woodland. Features survived in 1980s but could not be located in 1996 due to dense vegetation and imprecise information. Site potentially important.
2 Field investigation by RCHME in 1997 outlined the extent of the major workings and recommended more detailed survey. Workings in operation by 1818. Three major areas identified, with earthwork remains of quarries, spoil heaps, hollow ways and working areas.
3 Plan with above.
4 Appears to be no reason to think that this site is any earlier than the Imperial period, above sources double checked: date range narrowed.

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