Tyne and Wear HER(1096): Killingworth, Hillhead Engine - Details
Killingworth, Hillhead Engine
Hillhead Engine, on Seatonburn Wagonway (SMR 1065) shown on First Edition Ordnance Survey Plan, 1858. Remains of the engine house still survived in tree cluster in 2005. In 2015 the definition of the buildings is less clear but still discernable. It was situated at the top of an incline and held a stationary steam engine which would have pulled waggons up the hill. The engine had consisted of a horizontal steam engine with drum carrying 4 miles of cables. Disused by 1913.
<< HER 1096 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1858, 6 inch scale, Northumberland 89;