White Grit Engine Shaft

This is the White (or West Grit) Engine Shaft near White Grit(t), a village on the border between Shropshire and Powys. The village gets its name from the lead mine operated there and at the East Grit (a.k.a. Old Grit) shaft by the Whitegritt Mining Company. The West Grit shaft is located near Bishops Castle, in a field at the junction of the A488 and the road to Priest Weston (which leads to the village and to the stone circle at Mitchell’s Fold.

engine house 2

The A488 runs between the Engine Shaft and the hill with the copse at the top.

engine house

The shaft itself is completely blocked, and the tips have long since been removed for road building.

David Harley
Small Blue-Green World

 

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