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10801


Newcastle


Fenham, St. Nicholas Cemetery, Smuggler's Hole


Fenham


NZ26NW


Industrial


Mine Drainage and Ventilation Site


Mine Shaft


Early Modern


C19


Documentary Evidence


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.


2276


6508


NZ22766508



Shown on Ordnance Survey Second Edition of 1896; Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, pp 27-28

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