Leadhills Slate Coaster
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Leadhills is the village craftgenix is based in and has it's workshop. The village sits at an average height of 457m (1499ft) above sea level, just 6m higher than neighbouring Wanlockhead.
The design features the Curfew Bell that stands in the middle of the village and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The bell was rung at the start of the working day, at meal times and to alert people of a mining accident. Today the bell is only rung to bring in the New Year.
Built by the Scots Mining Company in 1770, the curfew bell is now prominently sited in the village square in the centre of the former lead mining village. It was supposedly built to commemorate James Stirling, mine manager, in the year of his death.
As the design is engraved into the slate it will not wear off as happens with printed designs.
These coasters measure 100 x 100mm and are approximately 5mm thick. As each slate is hand cut and finished the size and thickness may vary very slightly between pieces by upto 1mm. Each coaster is fully backed with green felt to protect your table and weighs around 135g.
All our coasters are much higher quality than you will find in chain stores or supermarkets. They will far outlast any similar looking product.
The artwork was designed by Andrew Foley.
Slate can be wiped down with most kitchen cleaners and can withstand very high temperatures. This product is not suitable for cleaning in a dishwasher.