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Blaeberry Cleugh Lead Mine Knocking Wall and Bingstead on West Bank of Blaeberry Burn

A Grade II Listed Building in Stanhope, County Durham

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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

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text

NY 928344
27/296 Blaeberry Cleugh
lead-mine knocking
wall and bingstead
on west bank of
Blaeberry Burn
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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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