Keys to the Past

Whittonstall bell pits (Shotley Low Quarter)

A row of post-medieval bell pits were revealed during modern opencast coal mining activity in 1971. Although there was no dating evidence the pits are thought to be earlier than 1700 in date.

Reference number:N9852
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Shotley Low Quarter

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