Snailbeach, Shropshire, SY5 0NX

Snailbeach, Shropshire, SY5 0NX

Date of visit: 24th April 2021


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Snailbeach is a village in Shropshire, England, located near Shrewsbury at grid reference SJ375025. The population details taken at the 2011 census can be found under Worthen. The village was formerly home to a large lead mine.

A village was built for workers at the local lead mine – Snailbeach Mine, which reputedly dates back to Roman times. The mine has some of the best preserved surface buildings of a lead mine left standing in Britain including a Cornish Engine House. It is managed by the Shropshire Mines Trust. Snailbeach Mine was the biggest lead mine in Shropshire and it is reputed to have yielded the greatest volume of lead per acre of any mine in Europe. Although the miners mainly extracted lead ore (galena) from the mine, smaller quantities of Barytes, Calcite, Fluorspar, Silver and Zinc were also obtained.

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Location – Northing & Westing 52°36’44.6″N, 2°55’44.2″W
Location – Plus code: 9C4VJ36C+XC
Location – what3words: stone.shine.curly
Location – Grid Reference SJ 37197 02030
Location – OS X & Y: 302030, 337197
Location – Latitude & Longitude: 52.6124, -2.928949
Location – UK Postcode:. SY5 0NX