Leadgate Community History Club

The Early Days

First attested in 1590 the village at that time consisted of little more than a house and farm in what is now the Brooms area of the village. The village sat on land that was rich in mineral deposits, coal and iron in particular. Although the deposits were worked as far back as the 16th century it wasn’t until the mid 18th century that these were exploited on a large scale.

The Industrial Age