Tyne and Wear HER(1130): Willington, Wagonway - Details
This wagonway, from George Pit, NZ 2881 6819 to near Bewick Pit, NZ 3054 6834, probably served Bewick, George and Christo Pits (HER refs. 1161, 1125 & 1126). Probably part of the original Willington Wagonway, this line, from Bigges Main to Willington Square was opened in 1785 by Gibson, Bell & Brown and closed around 1800.
<< HER 1130 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1865, 6 inch scale, Northumberland 89 C. R. Warn, 1976, Wagonways & Early Railways of Northumberland, 1605-1840 p.48; tithe map 1841