Silence Heritage Site is the name given to a 4 hectare area of scrub, woodland and grassland on a south facing slope on Hucklow Edge which was the previous location for lead working at both Silence and Old Grove Mine and more recent re-working of the surface mineral heaps for flourspar.
The site straddles the parish boundary between Great Hucklow to the west and Foolow to the east within the Peak District National Park. It is positioned on the boundary between the White and Dark Peak character areas. The long history of mining has resulted in the development of very complex surface soils with those derived from the shales lying in intimate association with soils developing from limestone and mineral material brought to the surface during the mining operations.
Proposed Management Plan
Committee papers etc.
Last updated: 22 August, 2006