Beldon lead mine and ore works at Beldon Shields

  • Description

    ".....The monument includes the remains of Beldon lead mine and ore works, situated on two levels on the floor of the narrow Beldon Burn. The Beldon mine worked a number of small lead veins but the extent of the underground workings are unclear. The visible remains of the lead mine and ore works belong to two separate periods. The first ran from the 18th century, when the mine opened, until its closure by 1820. The mine was enlarged in 1805, when it is thought that a Boulton and Watt steam engine was installed. The mine along with the ore works was worked once again during the 1860s-70s. The remains of the lead mine are visible as a series of earthworks and ruined buildings and structures. Acess to the mine was gained by two stone lined shafts, both of which are thought to belong to the first phase of mining...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 10 months ago
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