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Kilhope Lead Mine waterwheels

Location
Grid reference: NY 825 431
OS sheet: 86/87
Postcode: DL13 1AR
On A689 Bishop Auckland to Alston road, 2 miles W of Cowshill.

A lead ore-crushing mill built in 1878-9; the 34-ft diameter wheel dominates the site. Two smaller waterwheels also in working order. A further 18 ft underground waterwheel is used for pumping. Café, woodland walks, shop, exhibitions. Guided mine tours.

Opening times 2017
1st April to end October, daily, 10.30-17.00. Parties by arrangement, all year. (See also web site)

National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Saturday & Sunday, 10.30-17.00.

Contact
Maria McArdle , tel. 01388 537505.

Email
info@killhope.org.uk

Web site
http://www.killhope.org.uk/