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1166


N Tyneside


Willington, Old Engine Pit


Willington


NZ36NW


Industrial


Coal Mining Site


Colliery


Post Medieval


C18?


Documentary Evidence


An Old Engine Pit, presumably a Coal Mine, is shown on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, but it is not clear whether it was working at that time (c.1858). This may have been the Engine Pit opened in 1775 "at Willington" by Messrs Bells and Brown.


3175


6844


NZ31756844



<< HER 1166 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1865, 6 inch scale, Northumberland 89 C.E. Lee, 1949, Tyneside Tramroads of Northumberland 1947-9, Transactions of the Newcomen Society, p.203

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