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mikebriggs

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Hello from the Derwent Valley North Pennines
Posted: 07/11/2018 09:32:29
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Hello all
I've recently moved into the Derwent Valley and am becoming fascinated by the mining heritage of this region, such as Beldon, Ramshaw etc. It's a completely new subject area to me and at the moment I am just strolling around the area trying to get an idea what all the mines, shafts, smelt mills etc where
cheers Mike
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Posted: 09/11/2018 20:28:33
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I'm not an expert in the area, but if you head along to the Nenthead Mines near Alston, I'm sure you'll bump into a couple of guys that are.

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Posted: 12/11/2018 11:42:31
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Hi Mike,
It's a beautiful area and plenty to look at.
If you haven't come across the NMRS publications you might want to check them out, lots of local info there https://www.nmrs.org.uk/shop/
Number 65 covers Derwent
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Posted: 13/11/2018 14:53:20
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Mike

NMRS 65 is available as a download. Well recommended. Also take a look at old OS maps on-line.
Most of the sites in the valley are not recorded. Shildon engine house was conserved and recorded but not much done elsewhere. The flues for the smelting mill are hidden in a plantation and unrecorded.

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Posted: 13/11/2018 20:23:21
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The National Library of Scotland is the best free resource for old OS maps, full coverage of 6" to the mile and a lot of coverage of 25", excepting the most sparsely populated areas. Have a look at https://maps.nls.uk/os/6inch-england-and-wales/index.html and https://maps.nls.uk/os/25inch-england-and-wales/index.html , you can either view by sheet or as an overlay on satellite imagery.

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Posted: 14/11/2018 09:05:45
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If you use Facebook you might find some like minded people here :- https://www.facebook.com/groups/DerwentsideCMC/ IP: 90.218.25.209
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Posted: 14/11/2018 16:41:53
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Be quick with DCMC though, come next month it may be no more. I'm a Derwent Valley local, few years of exploring and local research under my belt. Feel free to message me any time, i'll do my best to help.

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