Tyne and Wear HER(15340): Heaton Waggonway to St. Anthony's Realignment - Details
Heaton Waggonway to St. Anthony's Realignment
A plan of 1805 (Watson 27/13) shows a proposed realignment of Heaton/Lawson’s Main Waggonway serving the pits of Heaton Main Colliery to avoid Lawson’s Main whilst retaining its outlet at St Anthony’s. It is likely that this route was taken up once Lawson’s Main Waggonway (HER 15339) closed in 1811 following the flooding and closure of Lawson’s Main Colliery.
Alan Williams Archaeology, July 2012, Waggonways North of the River Tyne - Tyne and Wear HER Enhancement Project; North East Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineering, NRO/3410/ Watson 27/13 Plan of the line of Heaton Colliery Waggonway, 1805; Turnbull, L, 2015, A Celebration of our Mining Heritage