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Westernhope New Mine Washing Floor on East Bank of Ash Burn

A Grade II Listed Building in Stanhope, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.7076 / 54°42'27"N

Longitude: -2.1115 / 2°6'41"W

OS Eastings: 392910

OS Northings: 534731

OS Grid: NY929347

Mapcode National: GBR FGP0.N8

Mapcode Global: WHB3J.JYQ0

Entry Name: Westernhope New Mine Washing Floor on East Bank of Ash Burn

Listing Date: 5 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1232489

English Heritage Legacy ID: 407656

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

STANHOPE WESTERNHOPE MOOR
NY 93 SW NY 929347
27/298 Westernhope New
Mine Washing Floor
on east bank of
Ash Burn
GV II
Washing floor. Possibly early C19. Coursed sandstone rubble. U-plan.
Retaining wall about 10 metres high and 13 metres wide, with small square
opening at left possibly to allow flow of water; walls breaking forward from
each end and extending about 20 metres; the right wall also serves as retaining
wall for deadheap. Within this area is a knocking wall about ½ metre high and
4 metres wide, with flat stone slabs upon which ore was crushed by hammers,
and adjacent bingstead of similar dimensions for holding crushed ore; there is
also a buddle, a rectangular enclosure about one by 5 metres formed by low
walls, in which finer ore was washed. A rare survival (including one of only
3 knocking walls known in the North Pennines) of primitive ore-dressing
techniques.

Historical note: The Westernhope lead mines were worked for the Blackett
family from the early C18 to 1861. Information from Ian Forbes, Durham County
Council.


Listing NGR: NY9291034731

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