This has led to the suggestion that this is where the term duck-boards originated!
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The dispute revolved around a vein of lead, and at various times the miners broke through into each others workings.
Often when this occured one side would light a fire underground and try to smoke the other out.
Sheldon has its own legend: villagers reported in 1601, that they had seen a duck fly into a tree and disappear.
Some years later when the tree was felled and its trunk cut into planks, the imprint the shape of a duck could be seen.
However, in 1958, the constant battle with flooding and falling prices forced the closure of the mine.
The mine now receives far more visitors than anticipated in 1962, when the tenancy of the Magpie Mine Cottage was taken over as a Field Centre, by the Peak District Mines Historical Society.
The three widows of the Red Soil miners reputedly put a curse on the mine and, supposedly, a ghost was seen there in 1946.
In 1842, there were two deaths at the Magpie Mine and during the next 50 years the mine was dogged by problems caused by flooding and fire.
The Cock and Pullet was built in 1995, and must be one of the Peak Districts newest pubs.