Keys to the Past

Lead Workings at Chester Sike (Forest-in-Teesdale)

Two adjcent shafts marked on Ordnance Survey maps on the edge of Chester Sike

Found to consist of two subcircular raised platforms with a bank at the edge, surrounded by a ditch 2m wide. The east mound is 13m by 11m and is cut by the modern wall line. The west mound is 15m by 11m with a ditch 2m wide and is also cut by the wall. The height to the top of the banks is c.0.8m. These are probably stack stands not shafts.

Reference number:D4134
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):Desk-Based Assessment at Cold Knot East, Crook 1993; Heritage Sites and Landscape Surveys Ltd

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