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Monuments and Memorials

Carlisle and its surrounding district has been central in a long and at time troubled history, as a consequence we have so many monuments and memorials that it would be too much to list them all on a web page. So we have provided a downloadable document Monuments and Memorials PDF Guide  that lists monuments and war memorials located with the Carlisle City Council geographical area. It is a “work in progress” and will be added to as further information becomes available. 

We hope to provide up-to-date information on the location of the monuments and their purpose. In the document you will find an image of the monument, a brief description, comments on the purpose, the event or person being commemorated, the condition and responsibility for maintenance or ownership.

Further information, corrections to the existing monument information and monuments to add to the schedule would be welcomed

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Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre

Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre

Find out more about Nenthead Mines, a museum dedicated to both showing and telling the 'story' of the mineral mining past of the North Pennines

19 July 2016/Categories: Musuems and Monuments

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What is Nenthead Mines?

Nenthead Mines is an important historic place at Nenthead, near Alston, in Cumbria, UK.  This remote valley is covered by remains from the lead and zinc mining industry of the North Pennines, including mine entrances, dumps and old buildings.  The site includes a geology Site of Special Scientific Importance and is notable for rare lichens and plants growing on the metal-rich mine dumps. Most of the valley is a National Ancient Monument.

The conserved buildings on the site include a small museum and interpretation display and there is a network of paths and trackways.  Carrs Mine is an old lead and zinc mine which is open to visitors on special days. Guided trips into the mine are arranged on Open Days.


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