heart of teesdale largeWork is being undertaken on two heritage structures in Teesdale, funded through the Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership.

A ruined lime kiln in Abbey Woods, near to Abbey Bridge, is being consolidated. The kiln is on a footpath and next to the Teesdale Way. Lime kilns used to be common in the area as lime was used as fertiliser to improve the fields. Some vegetation clearance has already taken place to assess the works needed to consolidate the site, which will happen in July.

Headlam packhorse bridge, on the village green, is also been restored to its former glory. Works will start in the week commencing 27 th June and will focus on using appropriate materials given the age of the structure.

We ask that at both sites the public respect the contractor’s work and follow their advice for access, although this will not be significantly affected. Works will be complete by mid August.

Both works are being managed by Countryside Consultants of Alston who have a wealth of experience in this area of work. The highly skilled Northumbria Masonry Conservation

Ltd is carrying out the works to the bridge and initial works to the lime kiln.

For more information on the scheme please contact Alex Sijpesteijn on 03000 260842 or

alex.sijpesteijn@durham.gov.uk.