Open Days at the Dig

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Come and see what we’ve found at the Dukesfield Arches: possibly once Europe’s largest Smelt Mill. Meet the volunteers and archaeologists and enjoy a woodland stroll

Bank Holiday Sunday 25th and Monday 26th May between 11am and 3pm.
Nearest post code NE46 1SG
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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