Keys to the Past

Zinc Mine at Willyhole (Harwood in Teesdale)

This was once the site of a zinc and lead mine. It was opened in 1896 and a dressing plant stood nearby. The mine closed between 1912 and 1914 and was then mined for lead, barytes and zinc. The mine was closed for good in the 1920s.

Reference number:D4007
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Harwood in Teesdale

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