Heritage Open Day at the Arches this Sunday

We’ve had the lads from Heritage Consolidation on site this week, starting the conservation of the water wheel pit, and there’ll be some archaeologists digging in the mill leat too. So this weekend is a real work in progress and if you haven’t seen the Arches, the wheel pit and the other new discoveries down there for a while…come on down on Sunday, 10 til 4  at NE46 1SG Please park considerately!

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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