Tyne and Wear HER(1080): Burradon Wagonway - Details
This waggonway ran north from West Moor Pit in Killingworth to Burradon Colliery which was owned by Lord Ravensworth and Partners. It was opened in 1820 following the winning of the colliery’s two shafts in that year.
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