Keys to the Past

Butterknowle Coke Ovens, Breckon Hill (Butterknowle)

A large area near the stream has held several banks of 19th century beehive coke ovens. Now only a small group of three ovens remains, one partially collapsed. They have stone fronts with brick linings.

Reference number:D791
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Butterknowle
Local History of Butterknowle


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