Tyne and Wear HER(10801): Fenham, St. Nicholas Cemetery, Smuggler's Hole - Details
Fenham, St. Nicholas Cemetery, Smuggler's Hole
Mine Drainage and Ventilation Site
Shown on Ordnance Survey second edition. Within the cemetery was the Smugglers Hole, a former mine shaft in which two illicit stills (“about 200 gallons of wash, a long brick chimney and complete distillery apparatus” worth £50) were found in 1822.
Shown on Ordnance Survey Second Edition of 1896; Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, pp 27-28