Keys to the Past

Coalcleugh Lead Rake (West Allen)

These are the remains of a lead mine dating from before 1690. It was owned by the Blackett Beaumont company which dominated lead mining in Weardale and Allendale until the 19th century. A large number of well-preserved earthwork remains can be seen and traces of several shafts. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6331
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of West Allen


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