Tyne and Wear HER(5681): Jesmond Dene, Busy Cottage Mill, mill race - Details
Jesmond Dene, Busy Cottage Mill, mill race
Water Power Production Site
Millrace from Mabel's Mill (HER 1402) to Deep Dene House Flint Mill (HER 4033) to Busy Cottage Corn Mill (HER 4137), where it ran into a mill pond (HER 5683). Would have been clay lined originally. A large proportion of the race survives as an impressive earthwork. It is best viewed from the modern wooden footbridge which crosses it at NZ2610 6662. A modern sewer runs through it.
<< HER 5681 >> Pers. Comm. Jesmond Dene Rangers, 2004; Archaeological Services Durham University, 2010, Millfield House, Newcastle upon Tyne - Archaeological Excavation