Tyne and Wear HER(13579): Axwell Park, Morrisfield coal pits - Details
Axwell Park, Morrisfield coal pits
Coal Mining Site
In the last two decades of the 16th century the Whickham Grand Lease group had pits in Axwell Morrisfield. This was free draining. A Grand Lease watercourse running to Swalwell Bank may date from this time. The pits continued in production until the 1650s. They were not exhausted until 1712.
Eric Clavering and Alan Rounding, 1995, Early Tyneside Industrialism: The lower Derwent and Blaydon Burn Valleys 1550-1700, Archaeologia Aeliana, Series 5, Vol XXIII, pages 249-268