Wanlockhead is the neighbouring village to Leadhills and the village signs claim it sits at a height of 1531ft above sea level, although the actual measured height is 1478ft (450.5m).
Wanlockhead is, like Leadhills, a very important historic industrial site in Scotland. The village is home to the Scottish Lead Mining Museum and was the last place that lead was commercially mined in Scotland.
The design features the Beam Engine that stands in the village and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Wanlockhead Beam Engine was built in about 1870 to pump water from the Straitsteps lead mine beneath it. It was in action for about 40 years, until around 1910. The Beam Engine is the only almost complete example of a water powered beam engine in existence.
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.