Lower Shaft mine at Pitchcroft near Church Aston.

Lower Shaft mine at Pitchcroft near Church Aston.

Lower Shaft mine at Pitchcroft near Church Aston. 417 ft deep. One of many shafts sunk to extract limestone from ‘The Great East Fault’ which runs roughly from north to south. Note broken cone which caps the shaft. (Courtesy of Shropshire Mining Club.)