Thursday, June 16, 2011

Archaeologists to search River Coquet for lost mill

A team of amateur archaeologists has won lottery cash to fund an underwater excavation in Northumberland.

The £9,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund will allow Coquetdale Community Archaeology group to search the River Coquet for a 13th Century cloth mill.

Evidence of the submerged remains are already visible in a stretch of the river near Barrowburn. Work on the project, which has also received backing from English Heritage, is due to get under way next month.

Click here to read this article from the BBC