| Commentary

23 Derbyshire—lead rights

| Commentary

23 Derbyshire—lead rights

Lead is principally found in two areas in Derbyshire, the Hundred of High Peak (the districts of Castleton, Bradwell, Hucklow, Winster, Monyash, Taddington and Upper Haddon) and the Wapentake of Wirksworth (Crich, Ashford, Stoney Middleton and Eyam, Hartington, Litton, Peak Forest, Tideswell and Youlgreave). Ancient custom allowed any subject of the realm to search and mine for lead in these areas on payment of certain mineral duties. These mineral laws and customs are administered by the Great and Small Barmote Courts1. Any subject may enter and search for veins of lead ore and may then follow that

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