IHBC Visit 24 October 2014

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation visited Nenthead Mines on 24.10.14.

Their theme for the day was “Partnership Approaches to Heritage at Risk” which included the Alston Townscape project, Nenthead Chapel project, and Nenthead Mines. The group travelled in ¬†Wright Brothers 1949 Crossley Coach which carried the party right into the smelting mill yard. After the visit, your scribe and Matt Town discussed the problems of flooding on site – informed by the cold and wet weather.

 

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Matt Town and Tracey Perfect-Reid discuss the presentation, before the guests arrived

 

Arriving at Mill Cottage

Arriving at Mill Cottage

Skilful driving to enter the yard

Skilful driving to enter the yard

The morning group pose for their photo

The morning group pose for their photo

Out of the yards in one turn

Out of the yards in one turn

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Matt contemplates the critical overflow area by the Stagg wheelpit

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Flood problem area near Rampgill Burn