Ironstone workings (Birtley)
A series of shallow round pits and slag heaps show where ironstone has been extracted beneath the limestone escarpment of Skelly Braes. The workings extend for several hundred metres and would have extracted iron nodules from near the surface. The earlies
|Historical period:||Roman (43 to 410)|
|Event(s):||FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1956; E Geary|
Source of Reference
Local History of Birtley
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