License to search for minerals in the Tankerville Round Hill and Bergam Mine Sets in the Parish of Worthen in the county of Salop

License to search for minerals in the Tankerville Round Hill and Bergam Mine Sets in the Parish of Worthen in the county of Salop

Mine Lease, Snailbeach Shropshire

  • £130.00


License to search for minerals in the Tankerville Round Hill and Bergam Mine Sets in the Parish of Worthen in the county of Salop, 17th June, 1899. Legal document, 9pp, between the Earl of Tankard and mine developers for the area around and including Snail Beach, now a historic lead mining site. It includes two maps which are high quality tracings in coloured inks and water colour on transparent, waxed linen. The colour is on the reverse and shows through. Both sheets are folded to 22x10cm to fit in the folded legal document. Map 1, scales 1:2500 and 1:4800 (6 chains to the inch) shows pits, shafts and quarries at Roundhill Mine and south of West Snailbeach. Map 2, no scale but measures at approx 1:10,560 is centred on the area of map 1 and extends from Leigh Hall in northwest (no north arrow) to Brooks Hill and South Bog Mine Set in south; shows numerous pits, quarries, old shafts and reservoirs. The Stiperstones noted to east. Three small old coffee-like stains in lower left corner. Otherwis, in very good condition