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Blue John Mine, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Blue John Mine, a chambered cave in the Main Tor, Derbyshire, about a mile WNW of Castleton. It is entered by steeply descending stairs, and consists of a series of chambers, of which the most noteworthy is one 60 feet wide and 150 feet high, called Lord Mulgrave's Dining-room, and further in, another chamber, called the Crystallized Cavern, the most beautiful of them all; beyond this a profound gulf, overlooked by a rail-guarded ledge, makes a magnificent display of stalactites and crystals, and yields a vast quantity of beautiful spar, much used for making ornaments. It is visited under the direction of guides.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.