Keys to the Past

Carrshield Lead Mines (West Allen)

Carrshield lead mine and ore works. Photo Northumberland County Council.
Carrshield lead mine and ore works. Photo Northumberland County Council.

These are the remains of two lead mines and an ore works, standing on the base and lower slopes of the valley of the West Allen at Carrshields. These are the remains of over three centuries of mining at the site. The earliest known mining activity at the

Reference number:N7089
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Barney Crag Industrial Complex, Carr Shield 1992; RCHME
FIELD OBSERVATION (MONITORING), West Allen Metal Minewater Scheme, Carrshield Lead Mines and Ore Works, Northumberland: archaeological monitoring 2012; Archaeological Services Durham University
WATCHING BRIEF, West Allen Minewater Scheme, Carrshield 2014; Archaeological Services Durham University
WATCHING BRIEF, Barneycraig Mine Water Treatment Scheme, Carrshield 2015; Archaeological Services Durham University
HERITAGE ASSESSMENT, Heritage assessment for Barney Craig Mine Water Treatment Scheme, Carrshield 2015; Archaeological Services Durham University
WATCHING BRIEF, Watching brief at Barney Craig Mine, Carrshield 2017; Northern Archaeological Associates
HERITAGE ASSESSMENT, Carrshield heritage appraisal 2018; FAS Heritage



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of West Allen


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