Lead Mining In Weardale

Weardale Lead Mining (Part 1) introduction

Weardale Lead Mining (Part 1) ‐ introduction by Shirley Waldock One of the richest lead ore mining areas in England lies at the point where the counties of Durham, Cumberland and Northumberland meet, that is Weardale, Alston Moor and

Weardale - Wikipedia

Lead mining in Weardale reached its greatest levels during the 18th and 19th centuries, when the London Lead and Beaumont Companies dominated mining throughout the region. During the 1880s the declining prices for lead forced both companies to give up ...

Lead Mining news from the The Northern Echo

From about 1750 to 1850 lead mining was big business and Britain was the world's leading producer. The North Pennine lead field comprising Teesdale, Weardale, South Tynedale and the Derwent valley formed the most …

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Title: Miners and Methodism in County Durham 1881-1991 Series: North History XLV111 2nd September 2011 Author: Steve Bruce Aberdeen University Pages: 19 Compares the impact of Methodism and its rise and decline in three contrasting mining areas of ...

Durham Mining Museum - Weardale Lead …

This site hosts the Durham Mining Museum website Tweet Companies Index Companies Weardale Lead Mining Co. Ltd. Warning: This is not intended to be an exhaustive history of the company, but an indication of the changes of ownership and the links The ...

Weardale - Steetley Minerals

Fluorspar mining began in 1882 by the Weardale Lead Company and it was they who remained the principal producer throughout the first half of the 20th Century. After the Second World War other private fluorspar operations were …

Killhope – The North of England Lead Mining …

The North of England Lead Mining Museum ... A visit to Killhope is a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. Why not pay a visit and work as a washerboy for the day, see the working machinery in the Jigger House.

Lead Mining in County Durham

first half of the nineteenth century when Britain was the worlds leading producer, Weardale and Teesdale were the chief centres of lead mining. Till this day, they are commonly called the Lead Dales. The Bishops of Durham were Landowners in Weardale …

Weardale - North Pennines

Lead mining landscape The poet WH Auden loved the North Pennines, especially the area around Rookhope. It was here in the lead mining landscapes of Weardale that he first felt his creative juices flowing. Visit the arch to the northwest of Rookhope – a ...

North of England Lead Mining Museum - …

The entrance to Park Level Mine at the North of England Lead Mining Museum Location within County Durham Established 1984 () ... Not long after the Park Level Mill came into use, the price of lead plummeted, rendering lead-mining in Weardale uneconomic ...

Weardale the Prince Bishops' Valley, County …

The heyday of lead mining in the region was not however until the late eighteenth to mid nineteenth centuries, ... Weardale, once noted for its lead, is also famous for a unique form of marble, which can be found in the vicinity of the attractive stone village of ...

Cammock Isle- the story of a Weardale mine

Cammock Isle- the story of a Weardale mine ©Helen Wilkinson 2003 The portal of Cammock Isle Level, near Eastgate Cambokeels Mine, an abandoned lead and fluorspar mine, is situated on the north bank of the river Wear …

Durham Mining Museum - Weardale Lead Co. Ltd.

Registered – September 18, 1900, and is a reconstruction of a company of the same name registered June 21, 1883 (see vol. for 1900). The company owns a lease of lead mines and smelting works at Weardale, Durham, total area about 80 …

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Lead Mining Sites

The lead mining industry of the North Pennines has left a rich legacy of industrial archaeology. This heritage is of national importance, ... The North of England Lead Mining Museum, Near Cowshill, Upper Weardale, Co. …

Discover Weardale - Frosterley

Frosterley is a small village in lower Weardale situated between Wolsingham and Stanhope at the confluence of Bollihope Burn with the River Wear. It has a convenience store with post office, a take-away fish shop and …

Welcome to Weardale - Discover Weardale - Home

discoverweardale 3 Weardale Visitor Network Weardale’s history and the lives of its people is very much entwined with its geology, and for a much greater knowledge we would encourage the visitor to go to Killhope The North of England Lead Mining ...

Weardale UK -

Following centuries of lead mining in the North Pennines there are areas where plant life is sparse due to lead contamination of the soil. These include areas around old smelter chimneys and former crushing and washing plants, ...

Weardale - Wikishire

Weardale was historically important for lead mining, and there is a lead mining museum incorporating the preserved Park Level Mine at Killhope (pronounced "Killup"). The first documented evidence of mining in the …

Weardale | Explore North Pennines

Weardale has a fascinating history which is brought to life by two award winning museums: Killhope, the North of England Lead Mining Museum; and the Weardale Museum and High House Chapel. Hamsterley Forest …

Weardale Archives - 54 Degrees North

High up in Weardale, County Durham you will find Killhope Lead Mining Museum. The Durham Mining Museum website tells us it was owned in the 1880s by W.B. Beaumont and subsequently the Weardale Leading Mining Company Limited from around the…

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in the footsteps of John Wesley The Dales Returning to his north east base at Newcastle from Scotland in 1761 ... one, as you can discover at Killhope Lead Mining Museum. The major mining businesses encouraged miners to take small farms and keep a ...

mining Archives - 54 Degrees North

High up in Weardale, County Durham you will find Killhope Lead Mining Museum. The Durham Mining Museum website tells us it was owned in the 1880s by W.B. Beaumont and subsequently the Weardale Leading Mining Company Limited from around the…

Kilhope Lead Mining Centre, Weardale, County …

The site Out on the site, the first building is the MINESHOP. Men and boys worked in the mine to supplement farming income, leaving the wives and girls to work the farms. Farms were scattered and the miners had to walk long distances ...

North Pennines - Northern Mine Research Society

The principal centres of lead mining in this county were in Teesdale and Weardale, where most of the ore came from similar strata to those found in …

Kilhope Lead Mining Centre, Weardale, County …

Some history The Kilhope Lead Mining Centre is a lovely site at the top of Weardale and surrounded by wild flower meadows. Now a quiet and unspoilt place, in the C19th the top of Weardale was a major lead mining area. The site of ...

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miners, visit Killhope, the North of England Lead Mining Museum, in Weardale (killhope.org.uk). The life and times of a Victorian lead …

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Concerns mounting over future of Weardale's …

25/11/2015· CONCERN is mounting over the future for one of the last “monuments to lead mining” in the North Pennines. What remains of Grove Rake Mine, near Rookhope, in Weardale, County Durham, which has the last remaining headgear in the North Pennines orefield is thought to be under threat following a

North of England Lead Mining Museum | Co …

The North of England Lead Mining Museum (also known as Killhope) is based on the site of the former Park Level Mine. ... Not long after the Park Level Mill came into use, the price of lead plummeted, rendering lead-mining in Weardale uneconomic and, in 1883 ...

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