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The pounds 30,000 from the County Durham Environmental Trust (CDENT) is helping to restore Bantling Lime Kilns, a set of six historic kilns close to Annfield Plain, Stanley, County Durham.
A bantling is a young child, but the word also has a hint of illegitimacy about it, being related to the word bastard.
A history scheme established the Friends of Lanchester Roman fort who produced a booklet on the fort and walk leaflets, while restoration work has been carried out at the 19th Century Bantling lime kilns near Annfield Plain.
Dorney Court Gabled manor house starred in Bantling Boy; Truville Village Real-life murder was committed in the pub; Pictures: ALAMY/NATIONAL TRUST/BARRY KEEN