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Lions Head Rock In Dovedale And Moot Hall In Wirksworth



Lion Head Rock In Dovedale


Dovedale is probably Derbyshire's finest Dale and this natural curiosity, part of a limestone cliff, is situated about a mile and a half from the Stepping Stones at the southern entrance to the dale. There are many more of these strange rock formations to be found at Dovedale, most of them named.


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Moot Hall In Wirksworth


Wirksworth was an important lead mining centre for centuries, and a Barmote Court has sat here to settle mining disputes since 1814. It still sits twice a year. Inside is a Miners Standard Dish, dated 1513, which was used for measuring the ore, as a levy had to be paid to both the King, and the Barmaster who was in charge of the court.


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