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CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TOURCLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TOURI stopped here for the first time after having passed many hundreds of times before (I live close by), never having explored the public footpath to the site I decided to stop and take a look around. The site looks as though it has been abandoned for quite some time although some of the buildings did have the remnants of electrical switches from around the 1930's.

Around 30 percent of the building remains with much of the surrounding structures being either just an impressive frontage with absolutely no rear or interior, or with the interior completely destroyed because of roof collapse. The farm was certainly very substantial in its day and the design of the main house was that of to look as though it was almost some sort of small manor.

There are areas of the main house with some rather nice stone carvings as well as signs of there being once a tiled entrance porch. The chimney of the main house is very precarious and dangerous to be anywhere near with little now holding it vertical. Into the barns the floor still has a cobbled floor with divisions for the animals, feeding troughs are still on the walls and water sinks with a self feeding valve.

The rear of the farm houses some small dwellings which are now almost completely fallen, though appear very old in design and build.

I imagine the site would have been abandoned as the quarry has almost undermined the site as it stands.

I have since revisited the site in 2018 and have updated the 360 tour with a full site walk around.

Latest update: More 360 degree places added!. Loads of movies recently added in the Weardale area including Groverake, Skears and Frazers Hush mines.

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