St. Cuthberts Minery, Priddy, Somerset Mendips, c.1900?

St. Cuthberts Minery, Priddy, Somerset Mendips, c.1900?
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Description

St Cuthbert's Leadworks operated by the Bishop of Bath and Wells lies at the southern end of the valley. In 1860, the owners of Wookey Hole Paper Mill, concerned about pollution of their water supply, traced the water from St Cuthbert's Swallet to Wookey Hole using 'Vanadium Red' dye. This provided the basis for a successful lawsuit in 1863 against the St Cuthbert's Leadworks for polluting the stream.

Image Details

Image Reference
 
37247
Collection Reference
 
F78 / 835
Original Width (mm)
 
200
Original Height (mm)
 
150
Collection Location
 
Bath Central Library

© This image is not to be copied or published without permission

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas