Candle House, Snailbeach Lead Mine, Worthen with Shelve - Shropshire (UA)

This building is part of the scheduled site of the Snailbeach Lead Mine and was where miners collected their candles before going underground. It dates from the early C19 and is constructed from coursed rubble with brick dressings under the remains of a Welsh slate roof. The walls are substantially intact, but the roof has collapsed and the building is derelict.

Candle House, Snailbeach Lead Mine, Worthen with Shelve - Shropshire (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Snailbeach lead mine
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1014866
  • Local Planning Authority: Shropshire (UA)
  • Site Type: Industrial > Mining industry site


  • Building Name: Candle House
  • Locality: Snailbeach Lead Mine
  • Unitary Authority: Shropshire (UA)
  • Parish: Worthen with Shelve
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Ludlow
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 10 grade II, LB grade II, part in CA
  • List Entry Number(s): 1014866 and 1261135; 1055011; 1055012; 1176609; 1176636; 1176648; 1176660; 1366969; 1367007; 1055013