Project Blog

Mrs Beaumont and her Builders

Want to find out more about some links between Hexham Abbey and Dukesfield? Pop into the Abbey this Saturday afternoon. Greg Finch will be talking about ‘Mrs Beaumont and her… read more

We’ve hit the Local History News!

Local History news goes nationwide – to all individual and corporate history society members of the British Association for Local History. This month they’ll be reading about Dukesfield.

Check out the Lead Road Show

Turn those New Year resolutions into action by catching up the Lead Road Show in the next few weeks. The Road Show is a series of exhibitions promoting the many… read more

Top day!


We celebrated a major milestone for the project last Friday : the topping out ceremony. Friends, Parish Councillors, contractors, neighbours and volunteers all came together on a beautiful sunny morning…. read more

Smart green hair do for Arches

new hair

The arches are revealed in all their glory. New pointing, a brand new spring green turf top and years more life ahead of them.  The scaffolding is down and Gary and his team for… read more

great question!

One of our excellent archaeological volunteers posed this question on our facebook page: “from the research figures of the ore-processing capacity in the Altogether Archaeology project document, the Smelting Mill… read more

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