Holmslinn lead mine, 200 metres south east of Holmes, Sinderhope, Allendale - Northumberland (UA)

A series of standing and buried remains of one of four mine shafts in the East Allen valley. The shaft, 70 metres deep, was dug in 1855. The tower base enclosing the shaft, the engine bed and wheel pit (grade II listed) is being damaged by tree roots. Parts of the wheel pit collapsed in 2011. A broad repair solution has been agreed, and a Management Plan prepared, with support from Natural England. Funding has yet to be identified for the necessary works.

Holmslinn lead mine, 200 metres south east of Holmes, Sinderhope, Allendale - Northumberland (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Holmslinn lead mine, 200m south east of Holmes
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1015848
  • Local Planning Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Site Type: Industrial > Mineral extraction site

Location

  • Building Name: Holmslinn lead mine
  • Locality: Sinderhope
  • Unitary Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Parish: Allendale
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hexham
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1015848 and 1154939

Contact Details

Kate Wilson 0191 269 1221

Next steps

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