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The Crushing circle, Odin Mine, Castleton Derbyshire


Artwork title: The Crushing circle, Odin Mine, Castleton Derbyshire
Description: Print, mounted photograph, framed photograph, handmade wall art.


  • Printed on Canon premium matte archival paper using Canon archival quality printer inks
  • Available framed or as mounted prints ready for you to place in your own frame.
  • Free UK shipping

The crushing wheel is to be seen just across the lane and just yards from Odin mine, on the outskirts of Castleton in the Derbyshire Peak District National Park.

Its iron tyre and circular iron track were erected in about 1823 although it is possible that the mine was opened by the Romans in their quest for lead. The name makes one believe that the Anglo Saxons could have worked the mine, but it was definitely worked in the 17th and 18th Centuries.

Ores were brought from some miles away to be crushed and washed as well as what was processed from Odin Mine itself. The crusher ran on a circular iron track and consisted of a gritstone wheel with a square hole at its centre. The wheel is shod with an iron tyre which was held in place by wooden wedges, and a wooden shaft passed through the centre hole. The crushing stone would have been linked to a pivot post in the centre of the circle by the wooden axle – part of which survives, and pulled around the track by a horse to crush ore spread on it.

Every piece we create tells a story and fades into white, leaving the viewer with the impression of a world outside the scene, and a story yet to be told. In fact every piece comes to you with a story about it with an accompanying card with your wall art or on the reverse of the greetings card.

Each print takes many hours to produce, using layers, masks, overlay, textures and creative techniques to produce a fine art piece you will be proud to have in your home. We do not use automated processes of any sort.

Additional information


Miniature 5 x 3.5" print in a 9 x 7" mount, 8 x 6" print in a 10 x 8" mount, 10 x 8" print in a 15 x 13" mount

Framing Options

Mounted only, Mounted with white wooden frame

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