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Lady's Rake Lead Mine (Langdon Beck)

Lead mine at Lady's Rake (County Durham)
Lead mine at Lady's Rake (County Durham)

These are the remains of Lady's Rake, one of the last lead mines run by the London Lead Company who built it in 1868, although lead had been mined here since at least 1828. The remains of a water-powered system for raising ore to the surface can still be seen. The blacksmith's building is also still standing and the remains of the mine shop also exist.

Reference number:D3971
Historical period: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
Edwardian (1902 to 1910)
Legal status:Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1015834

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Langdon Beck


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