OREsome North Pennines
Preserving ‘at-risk’ industrial heritage
OREsome North Pennines is a new two-year project to aid better understanding and improved management of eight ‘at-risk’ structures relating to the area’s mining heritage. The sites are classified Scheduled Monuments by Historic England.
The project, made possible thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, will run from 2016-2018 and train volunteers to survey and monitor the archaeological, ecological and geological interest on an annual basis, so that any management problems can be detected before they become critical.
Uniquely, the project will provide an opportunity to look at these sites in an integrated way. So any future management of the sites will have due regard to archaeological, ecological and geological features.
In addition to survey and monitoring, the project will explore prehistoric and Roman mining activity in the North Pennines, about which very little is known. There will also be a programme of events and interpretation material, such as self-guided trail leaflets, so that the findings of the project can be shared as widely as possible.
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