Keys to the Past

Former coal workings (Cartington)

South of the Alnwick to Rothbury road are earthworks that probably relate to former coal mining activity. At least two shafts can be seen surviving as circular earthworks. Low mounds nearby are probably spoil heaps.

Reference number:N2957
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, A desk-based assessment and walkover survey on land near Cragside, Rothbury 2013; Headland Archaeology

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Cartington


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