Keys to the Past

Frazer's Grove & Grove Rake Mine (Rookhope)

Grove Rake Mine from the West.  c.1992
Grove Rake Mine from the West. c.1992

Mining has probably occurred in this area since the 12th century. However, the earliest remains to be seen here are probably the 17th century shafts near South Grain, and a possible hush of the same date at Greencleugh. Later 19th century remains can be seen as well, There is an ore-crushing site at Frazer's Grove. The site was worked until the early 1990s for fluorspar.

Reference number:D4423
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
20th Century (1901 to 2000)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):Watching Brief and Field Survey, Frazer's Hush, Rookhope 1992; Durham County Council Archaeology Section/ The Cranstone Consultancy

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