Former Park Level Mine shop, Killhope, Durham

Former Park Level Mine shop, Killhope, Durham
Photograph taken 22 July 2003 © Mr Bob Cottrell ARPS AFIAP DPAGB. Source Historic England Archive ref: 404845

This building is of interest as a relic of lead mining which was once very common in the dales. It was called a mine shop and used for stables, a smithy and the mine office. There was sleeping accommodation for miners on the first floor, reached by an outside staircase. The miners would have slept here in the week and gone home at weekends. It was built around 1860 for the Beaumont Company. It was restored around 1983 and has been used as a museum and display area.

Location

Durham Killhope

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

industry mining work museum Victorian (1837 - 1901)