Keys to the Past

Range of workshops at Beaumont Mine (Allendale)

Beaumont Mine workshops, Allenheads.
Beaumont Mine workshops, Allenheads.

A range of workshops on the east side of the lead ore works at Allenheads were built in the mid 19th century. They include an hydraulic engine, built by Armstrong of Newcastle in 1847, that was used for pumping in the mine workings and later to operate the estate saw mill. It is one of the earliest hydraulic engines known to survive. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N7237
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Allendale


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