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Holmslinn lead mine (Allendale)

Wheel pit at Holmslinn Mine.
Wheel pit at Holmslinn Mine.

Lead mining began at Holmslinn in 1856 and continued until the late 19th century. It was one of four shafts in the East Allen valley owned and operated by the Blackett Company. The main entrance to the mine was via a shaft, dug in 1855, that is about 70m

Reference number:N7490
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):MANAGEMENT PLAN, Holmes Linn Lead Mine, Allendale, Northumberland: Archaeological Assessment 2012; Alan Williams Archaeology

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Allendale

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