Keys to the Past

Bell pits at Kemping Moss (Doddington)

Between 30 and 40 bell pits lie scattered across Kemping Moss. The circular depressions measure about 4m across and are up to 1.5m deep. Each one is surrounded by a bank of up-cast and small particles of coal can be seen on the ground.

Reference number:N1987
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Doddington


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