NZ1124 : Cockfield Fell, the Land Where Time Has Stood Still

taken 12 years ago, near to Butterknowle, County Durham, Great Britain

Cockfield Fell, the Land Where Time Has Stood Still
Cockfield Fell, the Land Where Time Has Stood Still
The 600 acre Cockfield Fell somehow managed to avoid being included in the 18c Enclosure Acts and today remain in the tenure of the people of Cockfield. Throughout the centuries it has been heavily exploited. To the left of the pylon in the picture in the bracken is a Romano-British settlement. Elsewhere whinstone, sandstone and coal have all been extracted at some time. There have been brickworks and coke works and Cockfield has the first record of a colliery in England, in 1365. Two abandoned railways pass through the site. All this justifies its protection as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Photo looking north towards Haggerleases Farm.
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Sunday, 2 October, 2005   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 6 October, 2005
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Historic site > Historic site   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 118 247 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.0390N 1:49.1274W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 118 247
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