Keys to the Past

High Actonmill (Blanchland)

High Actonmill. Photo by Peter Ryder.
High Actonmill. Photo by Peter Ryder.

This is the site of an 18th and 19th century lead mine. The ruins of a house and attached buildings can be seen. Lots of slag can be seen in the area, suggesting that lead was smelted at the site

Reference number:N8434
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Blanchland

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