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Weardale Lead Mining - Durham in Time

One of the richest lead ore mining areas in England lies at the point where the counties of. Durham, Cumberland and Northumberland meet, that is Weardale, Alston Moor and. Allendale. Some Roman and pre-Roman extraction of the lead ore took place, although no evidence remains. In fact, when subsequent miners...

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Weardale - Wikipedia

Weardale was at this time a forested area and belonged to the Bishops of Durham, who used part of it as a hunting preserve. The villages of Eastgate and Westgate mark the former eastern and western entrances to this forest preserve (King, 1982). Lead mining in Weardale reached its greatest...

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Killhope – The North of England Lead Mining Museum

About Us. Killhope is a multi-award winning 19th century mining museum in the centre of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), where you can experience the life and work of the lead … more...

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Lead Mining news from the The Northern Echo

From about 1750 to 1850 lead mining was big business and Britain was the world's leading producer. The North Pennine lead field comprising Teesdale, Weardale, South Tynedale and the Derwent valley formed the most important lead producing area in the country. Lead mining was also carried out in the Yorkshire dales,...

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Weardale History - England's North East

Since Roman times, this lead had been exploited in Weardale and the northern Pennines and perhaps it is worth noting that Hadrian's Wall divides the northern fringe of the North Pennine lead field, from the less mineral rich Northumbrian hills to the north. From the thirteenth century lead mining in the Durham dales was...

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Durham Mining Museum - Weardale Lead Mining Co. Ltd.

Aug 3, 2011 ... Weardale Lead Mining Co. Ltd. Warning: This is not intended to be an exhaustive history of the company, but an indication of the changes of ownership and the links between companies and directors in those companies. The company may own other properties etc. and there may have been other changes...

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Killhope Lead Mining Museum (Cowshill) - All You Need to Know ...

Killhope The North of England Lead Mining Museum is a multi-award winning attraction and is situated 450 metres (1500 feet) above sea level in Upper Weardale within the stunning North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With breath taking scenery, underground adventure, hands on activities, fascinating lead...

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Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, North Pennines, Co ...

Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK : The Blackdene Mine is located just north of the River Wear, between the villages of St. John's Chapel and Ireshopeburn. Lead mining on many of numerous veins in this area dates back to at least the ...

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Weardale - Steetley Minerals

WEARDALE, Co. Durham, England. MINING HISTORY. The mining of Lead, zinc and latterly fluorite and barytes in the North Pennines is well documented going back at least 700 years and possibly back to Roman times. During much of that time however mineral working has been on a small scale and sporadic.

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North Pennines - Northern Mine Research Society

With a few exceptions the lead industry here was dead by the 1920s, but mining and dump workings for fluorspar and barytes survived. Fluorspar was especially important in the Weardale-Rookhope area, and near Hunstanworth until the 1990s. Barytes was more important on the west fringe of the orefield, from upper...

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The Rogerley Mine, Weardale - A Condensed History

The Rogerley mine is located within an abandoned quarry of the same name, just east of the village of Stanhope, in Weardale. The quarry was ... There is no evidence that the quarry was ever worked for lead or fluorspar, and these ores were not likely to have been found in commercial quantities within the quarry. The ore...

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Subterranea Britannica: Sites: Cambokeels Mine

The mine occupies the site of an abandoned medieval village and is adjacent to the route of the Weardale. Cambokeels Horse ... The Slitt Vein in this area was first worked by the Beaumont Company who drove a level from the banks of the River Wear below the Scar Limestone from 1868 -1871 for lead. Although the vein...

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Minerals and mines - North Pennines

The veins of lead ore and other minerals formed about 290 million years ago. Hot mineral-rich waters, heated by the buried Weardale Granite, flowed through cracks and fissures deep underground. As the fluids cooled, the dissolved minerals crystallized within the cracks, forming mineral veins. Sometimes the fluids reacted...

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UK Lead Mine Explore : 2 Miles Inside Smallcleugh : Nenthead ...

Sep 6, 2015 ... My first ever mine explore at Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Weardale, UK :) Durham Cave and Mining Club on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/Derwentsi...

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Pictures of Killhope Lead Mining Museum

Explore Killhope Lead Mining Museum in pictures, with history & maps as well as images to buy for prints from PicturesOfEngland.com. ... Hill Top Cottage – Killhope is a rural, stone-clad cottage set on a hilltop next to Weardale Forest, in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This charming property opens...

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here - Durham e-Theses - Durham University

mining region. 1. Settlements. 2. CommuEii Xinhai i ons. 5. Importance of lead mining to the inhabitants. 5. The mining region. 7. Alston. 7. Allendale. 8. Weardale. 8. Derwent. 9. Teesdale. 9. Tyne valley. 9. Sources used in writing this study. 10. . Chapter 2 - The Lead Mines. pp<>13-5^». Geology of the mining region. 15-.

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Slitt Wood and West Rigg Geotrail - Explore North Pennines

This circular walk of 3 miles (4.8 km) starts and finishes in the centre of Westgate, in Weardale. ... Middlehope Mines. The spoil heaps from the lead mines support lead tolerant plants, known as metallophytes. West Rigg is designated for its geological importance. It provides an excellent illustration of the formation of iron ore...

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North Pennines Cycling - Weardale History

As a youth between the World Wars the poet W.H. Auden walked amid the wild countryside and the relics of the lead mining industry in and around Weardale and found these a lifelong source of inspiration. One place he visited, Rookhope is also the setting of a ballad called "The Rookhope Ryde" which describes in some...

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The History of Lead Mining in the North East of England: Amazon.co ...

Buy The History of Lead Mining in the North East of England 3rd Revised edition by Les Turnbull (ISBN: 9780955275821) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Cowshill, Upper Weardale, County ...

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Bingtale Earnings in 19th Century Lead Mining - Economic History ...

Figure 1 Map of Alston Moor and Allendale. Source Thomas Sopwith “An Account of the Mining Districts of Alston Moor, Weardale and Teesdale. II Bingtale, Fathomtale and other contracts. The main form of lead mining contract in the Northern Pennines was the Bingtale contract. This was essentially a piece rate contract.

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Heritage project revives hard days of lead mining boom in the North ...

Apr 14, 2015 ... The mill had probably been built by a leading figure in the lead industry, the prominent Newcastle merchant William Blackett, who began what became the WB Lead company and who held mining rights in Weardale near Killhope and the Allen Valleys. The research brought back to life characters such as...

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Two hundredweight a galloway: ponies in the Weardale lead industry

Aug 12, 2016 ... It's a remarkable feat of drystone engineering which leads right into the heart of the mine at Killhope, Co. Durham, which is hosting an event in celebration of the ponies – the famed galloways – who worked in the lead industry in Weardale, Britain's biggest lead mining area in the 19th century. We are...

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River Wear, North of England Lead Mining Museum, Killhope ...

River Wear, North of England Lead Mining Museum, Killhope, Weardale, Durham. The museum is on the site of the Old Park Head Lead Mine, located near the source of the Wear.

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Killhope Wheel Lead Mining Centre | Farm Stay Attractions | Farm ...

A visit to Killhope, the award winning North of England Lead Mining Museum, is a unique and unforgettable experience. Killhope is a fully restored nineteenth century Victorian lead mine, where you can experience for yourself the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pennine dales. ... Weardale museam image...

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Background into Lead Ore Mining in Northern England

A surviving Lead Ore mine, the Killhope mine at Weardale, 20 miles from Alston. The water wheel was used to power ore crushers and washers. Life as a miner in the 1850s, whether digging Lead in England or Gold in Australia, was harsh, tough and dangerous, in many different ways, for a variety of different reasons.

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Business structure of the Blackett and Beaumonts lead businesses ...

Tasks: Production of annual accounts for whole lead business, selling lead, silver and litharge to merchants, setting the top price for miners' bargains, ensuring appropriate quantity of lead gets to market to maximise profits, raising cash to make pays, negotiating leases for Weardale mines, paying taxes. The steward also...

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Killhope Woodland Walks - Walking Route in Upper Weardale ...

Killhope Woodland Walks. From £0.00. Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum Near Cowshill Upper Weardale County Durham DL13 1AR. Tel: +44 01388 537505. Email · Visit Website · Add Killhope Woodland Walks to your Itinerary. Killhope Woodland Walks. Product Image. Play. Product Image...

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Metalliferous and associated minerals, geology and man, Northern ...

May 6, 2016 ... Queensberry ironstone workings at Cowshill, Weardale [NY 857 410](B Young, P548088). Supergene alteration has converted .... important hosts for the mineral veins. In this area, the northern part of the Northern Pennine Orefield (P916091), unambiguous records of lead mining begin in the 12th century.

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The Mines of Weardalepagesepsitename%% - Weardale UK

Jun 13, 2015 ... Title: Lead Production on the North East Periphery Series: Durham University Doctoral Thesis 2010 Author: John William Brown Pages: 363 Examines the lead production process – finding the lead, mining, smelting and the lead trade in North East England – through the participation of the Bowes family in...

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Weardale UK -

Following centuries of lead mining in the North Pennines there are areas where plant life is sparse due to lead contamination of the soil. These include areas around old smelter chimneys and former crushing and washing plants, on spoil heaps and along transport links, such as packhorse routes where ore has spilt from...

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Glowing underground - Financial Times

Aug 31, 2012 ... Lead mining, an industry that had dominated Weardale during the 19th century, collapsed in the early 20th century. Extraction of fluorite carried on for longer, to supply steel and chemicals industries, but the last industrial-scale mines closed in the late 1990s. That left Rogerley, started on a very small scale...

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Object #59 - Killhope Wheel - North Pennines Virtual Museum

Like the Armstrong Hydraulic Engine at Allenheads, the Killhope Wheel was built for use in the extensive lead mining area of Allendale. In 1855, W.B.Lead started an ambitious scheme under the guidance of their chief mining agent Thomas Sopwith to drive a level from Allenheads to Allendale - a distance of seven miles...

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Waterwheel, Killhope Lead Mining Centre, Cowshill - Mills Archive

Results 1 - 20 of 33 ... Photograph of Tom Hay 1995 in the mine; various other photographs taken in the mine; newspaper cutting 1992; schools museum service, Killhope lead crushing mill, Weardale, Nov 1972; notes on the dimensions and details of the wheel; booklet on the ... Killhope Lead Mining Centre, Cowshill.

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Stanhope - Killhope Wheel - Weardale Travel

Killhope Wheel, Lead Mining Centre, RQ, RQ. Cowshill, Hotel, 0720, 0755, 0930, 1030, 1230, 1420, 1555, 1630, 1730, 1915. Wearhead, Post Office, 0722, 0757, 0932, 1032, 1232, 1422, 1557, 1632, 1732, 1917. Ireshopebum, Front Street, 0725, 0800, 0935, 1035, 1235, 1425, 1600, 1635, 1735, 1920. St John's Chapel...

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Discover Weardale - Cowshill & Lanehead

The small hamlets of Cowshill and Lanehead, which form part of the parish of Heatherycleugh are situated in Upper Weardale at heights above 1200 feet (380 metres). The land here was very marginal for farming and a living was only made possible by having another income from lead mining. Many of the lead miners...

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Rocks and Minerals - The Peak District Lead Mining Museum

Overview · What we collect · Donate an object. Browse Our Collection. Rocks and Minerals · Mineral Extraction · Personal Items · Moving Minerals · Processing Items · Pumping · Photos and documents. Rocks and Minerals. Tremolite Tremolite asbestos found in Ontario, Canada; part of the Howie Collection - Mineral...

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Greenlaws Mine and Reservoir, Daddry Shield | Co-Curate

Greenlaws mine was a Victorian lead mine on the hillside south of Daddry Shield in Weardale, Co. Durham. Two veins were mined; a weaker vein to the west and a richer and more extensively mined vein to the east. The Greenlaws east vein was worked for lead by the Beaumont Company between 1850 - 1884, and for a...

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Lead Miners‟ Earnings in 19th Century Allendale - Aberdeen ...

This paper uses the records of the Beaumont/Blackett lead mining concerns in Allendale to examine the earnings for lead miners ... Weardale and Teesdale. Page 4. 3. II Bingtale, Fathomtale and other contracts. The main form of lead mining contract in the Northern Pennines was the Bingtale contract. This was essentially a...

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SINGING THE LEAD - Folk for Folk - Tony Morris

GETTING THE OLD GALENA: Describes the hopes and fears of the lead miners relating to the work they do. 2. LADY BEAUMONT'S BOAST: The Beaumonts of Bretton Hall near Wakefield in Yorkshire owned lead mines in Weardale. One of the Ladies Beaumont is said to have remarked that a river of silver flowed all the...

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