Keys to the Past

Pockerley Mill, Beamish (Beamish)

This was the site of flint mill built in the 19th century. However, only a small cottage can be seen here today. The flint was used to improve the quality of clay used to make Sunderland Ware pottery. The flat-faced rocks that would have been used to grind the flints can still be seen in a rockery nearby.

Reference number:D780
Historical period: Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Beamish


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