Photograph © Jim Woodward-Nutt
Kilhope Lead Mine waterwheels
Grid reference: NY 825 431
OS sheet: 86/87
Postcode: DL13 1AR
On A689 Bishop Auckland to Alston road, 2½ 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.
Maria McArdle , tel. 01388 537505.