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

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

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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 Reference

37247
 

Collection Reference

F78 / 835
 

Original Width (mm)

200
 

Original Height (mm)

150
 

Collection Location

Bath Central Library
 

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