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Arrow ARCHIVE: The Buxton Coalfield - 10-07-2010, 00:06

Another report from Minwex

History to follow

It is right at the bottom of the Cat and Fiddle, between the Cat and Fiddle, and the Macclesfield Old Road, literally over the wall. I've passed thousands of times, and never noticed. because you are usually pre-occupied with staying on the road.

It was a small producer, supplying local needs, and very little remains, although there is a book on the subject. It is associated with the Goyt Valley mines.

There was a band of mines, shafts and coal pits across the Cat and Fiddle road, as can be seen in the yellow band:

One of many shaft remains:

A general view towards the Cat and Fiddle road. The weir is more recent, and is for water abstraction:

And one that didn't make it (Mowog if anyone remembers them):

Tramway to the upper level:

General layout of the area:

Sidings, to the left, from the CHPR (Cromford and High Peak Railway)

Coke Ovens:

Wye culvert underneath the CHPR embankment

Old mixer

Not connected, but the map shows the old reservoir (top left) in the process of being demolished:

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