Keys to the Past

Coldcleugh Lead Mine (West Allen)

Coalcleugh lead mine. Photo Northumberland County Council.
Coalcleugh lead mine. Photo Northumberland County Council.

There has been mining here since the 17th century, but the lead ore was used up in about 1830. On the east side of the site the ruined remains of a mine shop can be seen. There is a covered water course and to the south is a shaft. There are other shafts, levels, dams and mine buildings to be seen here.

Reference number:N7103
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of West Allen

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