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.
Experts believe the mediaeval fulling mill was operated by local monks.
Timber samples from the site have been tested by experts at the Museum of London who have confirmed they are from the 13th Century....
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