Mandale Mine

A small group of seven met up at the lay-by below Over Haddon for this week's mid-week trip, which was an excursion into Mandale Mine. First, however, we decided to have a look at water levels in Bateman's House. Bateman's House is a curious edifice which was built to house a Dakeyne disk engine which would be driven by water delivered from a leet or goit fed from the Lathkill, and which would drain the nearby mines, which were well beneath the river.