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Alnwick Moor bell pits (Edlingham)

A group of more than one hundred bell pits lie across Alnwick Moor. They follow the Scremerston coal measures and survive as a series of spoil heaps around the pits. In addition to the bell pits, remains of gin circles and buildings also survive as well as underground galleries. Alnwick Moor contains the largest concentration of bell pits in the North East of England. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N4480
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Edlingham


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