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Latitude: 54.7053 / 54°42'19"N
Longitude: -2.1121 / 2°6'43"W
OS Eastings: 392875
OS Northings: 534485
OS Grid: NY928344
Mapcode National: GBR FGP1.J1
Mapcode Global: WHB3J.JZGP
Entry Name: Blaeberry Cleugh Lead Mine Knocking Wall and Bingstead on West Bank of Blaeberry Burn
Listing Date: 5 June 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1232461
English Heritage Legacy ID: 407654
Location: Stanhope, County Durham, DL13
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Stanhope
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Eastgate
Church of England Diocese: Durham
STANHOPE WESTERNHOPE MOOR
27/296 Blaeberry Cleugh
wall and bingstead
on west bank of
Knocking wall and bingstead. Probably second half C18. Roughly coursed and
squared rubble in dry construction with some flat coping. Knocking wall at
north: wide stones form wall about 80 cm. high with large flat stones on top,
worn at point of impact, on which ore was crushed by hammers; ground behind on
level with top of wall enclosed by low side walls and by slope at rear.
Bingstead one metre to south: U-shaped, open towards front; walls about 120 cm.
high, with front ends stepped back, form enclosure for crushed ore. The
knocking wall is a rare survival of an example of primitive ore-dressing
techniques, one of only 3 known in the North Pennines. Information from Ian
Forbes, Durham C.C.
Historical note: Westernhope mines were worked (for the Blackett amily from
early C18 to 1861).
Listing NGR: NY9287534485
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