The lead mining industry of the North Pennines has left a rich legacy of industrial archaeology. This heritage is of national importance, and a number of mining sites and remains have been designated by English Heritage as scheduled ancient monuments.
These are the lead mining sites in County Durham which are scheduled ancient monuments:
- Low Slitt Mine, Westgate *
- Middlehope Shield, Westgate
- Brandon Walls Mine, Rookhope *
- Rookhope Old Smelt Mill
- Killhope Lead Mining Museum
- Feldon Smelt Mill
- Coldberry Mine, Middleton
- Middle Greenlaws, Daddry Shield
- Derwent Lead Mines
- Lady Rake Mine, Harwood
- Greenhurth Mine, Harwood
- Pike Law Mines, Newbiggin
All these sites are privately owned, and have no right of access except along public footpaths.
* Both Low Slitt Mine and Brandon Walls Mine are on the English Heritage buildings at risk register.
Visit English Heritage for more information about the buildings at risk register.