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Medieval ironworking site, High Bishopley, Frosterley (Frosterley)

This is the site of a 12th or 13th century iron working site. It was well away from a stream and used local bog ore. The fuel used was probably mainly charcoal.

Reference number:D840
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):Weardale Historic Settlement Patterns: Frosterly.

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Source of Reference
Local History of Frosterley

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