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Dukesfield Arches are between Slaley and Whitley Chapel, in woodland on the banks of the Devil’s Water in Hexhamshire.  OS GR NY 941 580  Nearest postcode NE46 1SG click here for directions or to contact us.

Eclectic, enjoyable and inspired by the Arches: from cookery to comedy, this was not your ‘run of the mill’ heritage project...
Activities
What we did and how we did it: including plans, awards, videos, blog posts, press coverage and evaluation report...
The project
The history of Dukesfield, the Smelters and Carriers, and the lead industry in the North East region...
History
Walks and Cycle Route leaflets, school resources and project documents and reports...
Downloads
Search the transcribed archives, and view reports on our Archaeology and Genealogy investigations...
Research
Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Evaluation brief
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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467