Rotherhopefell Ore Works, Rotherhopefell, Alston Moor - Eden

A large two storey building, the remains of lead ore and fluorspar processing plant. Originally constructed in the late C19, rebuilt by the Vieille Montagne Company circa 1912 and finally abandoned in 1947, now roofless and partly collapsed. Historic England has had discussions with the owner regarding possible reuse of the building.

Rotherhopefell Ore Works, Rotherhopefell, Alston Moor - Eden
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Rotherhopefell lead and fluorspar mines and ore works
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1015827
  • Local Planning Authority: Eden
  • Site Type: Industrial > Mining industry site


  • Building Name: Rotherhopefell Ore Works
  • Locality: Rotherhopefell
  • County: Cumbria
  • District / Borough: Eden
  • Parish: Alston Moor
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Penrith and The Border
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private

Contact Details

Andrew Davison 0161 242 1412

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England