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Goodes Hill Mine

August 18, 2008 4:33 PM
Goodes Hill Mine

This mine lies to the east of Eastlays, it is on the opposite side of the Gastard to Whitley road. It is a very small mine, similar in size to Hollybush with one slope shaft.

Gastard, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

 

Grid Reference: ST886672

 

No Access

Access is no longer possible, the entrance has been blocked.

 

Last Updated: July 19, 2017 3:37 PM

Goodes Hill Mine History

This small Bath stone quarry, situated three quarters of a mile south of Gastard, started it’s short life in 1904 but it was short lived due to flooding. Although the stone was of good quality the quarry occasionally flooded up to a depth of about 4 feet after a rapid snow melt or prolonged wet period.

The slope shaft is one of the best preserved in the area, it is stone lined most of the way down the 141 steps. Near the top of the slope is an interesting trough through which water is flowing continuously. Obviously a lot of effort went into the preparation of this mine as a large winding house was built on the surface, it is now a private house but can still be recognised by the length of the building.

The mine itself consists of one large chamber, there are no passages or pillars so it can safely be said that it is impossible to become lost in this mine.

Map Of Goodes Hill Mine

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