HISTORY

The Ecton Mines: Four Millennia of Extracting Copper - article from British Archaeology Nov/Dec 2013, by John Barnatt and Simon Timberlake. Download PDF- warning, this file is very large (7 megabytes)
English Heritage Listings relating to the Ecton Hill area
National Trust information about the Ecton engine house
John Barnatt, archaeological adviser to EMET, has recently published an excellent book on the mine and its history: Delving Even Deeper.
Available from Matlock Mining Museum. You can download a leaflet about this book from here.
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Snap of a snapped snap-bench



An original timber snap bench from late 18th century.
The snap bench was where miners would sit to eat their snap (lunch).

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