Welcome to Allenheads

A small village with a big story. This site will help you discover the past, present and future of this remarkable community. Explore the links below to learn more…

Allenheads History

Read a quick and fascinating history of Allenheads here

A postcard showing Allenheads in the early 20th century
Postcard of Allenheads

Mineyard Memories

Discover the story of Allenheads Mineyard through the voices of those who lived and worked here

Allenheads reconstruction 1800s


Blacksmith’s Shop

Click to learn more about Allenheads Blacksmith’s shop

A picture of Allenheads Blacksmith's shop in modern times
Modern day picture of Blacksmith’s Shop

Armstrong’s Engine

Find out more about the hydraulic engine designed by the famous Lord Armstrong

A picture of Armstrong's engine when in use at Allenheads Mineyard Sawmill
Armstrong’s Engine In situ at sawmill

North Pennines Observatory

Learn more about the North Pennines Observatory

A picture of the North Pennines Observatory at night under red lights
North Pennines Observatory – Picture courtesy of Gary Lintern

Discover More

Click here to find maps, walks and links to other sites of information

Picture of a pony extracting timber during the renovations of Allenheads Mineyard
Traditional timber extraction during Mineyard consolidation