Coalcleugh lead rake

  • Description

    "....The monument lies besides the road at the end of West Allendale. It includes the earthwork remains of the shallow shaft workings that follow Coalcleugh Low Vein which, along with associated dressing areas and spoil heaps, forms a rake. This rake is thought to be the earliest remains of Coalcleugh mine, the surface remains of which cover a wide area at the head of West Allendale. To the north of the rake are the remains of a later 18th to 19th century nucleated mine which, together with the more dispersed remains of further levels, air and winding shafts, are not included within the scheduling. Coalcleugh lies within the manor of Hexhamshire which was appropriated by Henry VIII and remained in the hands of the Crown until 1632. In 1694 the estate was sold to William Blackett who became the agent in charge of the Bishop of Durham's mining interests in Weardale two years later. Blackett established a mining company which took direct control of mining operations in Allendale and Weardale, replacing the previous system of mining which had been conducted by numerous small partnerships of miners holding individual leases..."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 5 months ago
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