Keys to the Past

Woodland, Penny Hill (Woodland)

Woodland, Penny Hill © DCC 2007
Woodland, Penny Hill © DCC 2007

A Victorian account of a discovery of lead slag and fine loamy sand, "unquestionably brought from a distance," and evidence of ancient sheet-lead manufacture was recorded in the Teesdale Mercury in 1871. All the slag was carried to the Gaunless smelt mill. The site is now a major conifer plantation and no lead mining remains are visible.

Reference number:D3365

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Source of Reference
Local History of Woodland


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