Local History: Annfield Plain

  • Description

    "The area that is now the village of Annfield Plain was originally part of Lanchester Common. Most of the land was rough pasture or woodland. Very little is known about this area in the prehistoric, Roman and medieval periods. A number of cropmarks have been recorded in the area, but their date and purpose are not known. Later building and industrial development has undoubtedly destroyed a lot of earlier remains. The earliest buildings in the area were probably those of sheep farmers from the 1500 and 1600s. Mining was established from the late 1600s and became the main industry in the area, with many shallow mines being dug. The growth of mining led the laying of the Stanhope and Tyne Railway in 1834, which allowed the transportation of coal. A large set of limekilns was also built at this time, close to the railway lines...."
  • Owner

    Keys to the Past (Durham & Northumbria County Councils)
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.keystothepast.info/article/10339/Site-Detailsx?PRN=D6638
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years ago
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