Carrshield lead mines and ore works, Carrshield, West Allen - Northumberland (UA)

The remains of two lead mines and an ore works on the base and lower slopes of the West Allen valley at Carrshield. The site was used over three centuries. The grade II lodging shop is the largest of its kind in the North Pennines but has severe structural damage and parts of the stone wall revetment have collapsed into the river. Exploratory works have identified options for the repair and consolidation of the revetment and work is progressing. Building repairs to the lodging shop are taking place in 2018 with funding from Historic England and Active Northumberland.

Carrshield lead mines and ore works, Carrshield, West Allen - Northumberland (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Carrshield lead mines and ore works
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1015849
  • Local Planning Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Site Type: Industrial > Mineral extraction site

Location

  • Building Name: Carrshield lead mines and ore works
  • Locality: Carrshield
  • Unitary Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Parish: West Allen
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hexham
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 5 grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1015849 and 1155612; 1303252; 1042930; 1042931; 1042932

Contact Details

Thomas Gledhill 0191 269 1203

Next steps

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