Tyne and Wear HER(15346): Brunton Waggonway - Details
A plan of the Brunton Estate of Sir Arthur Hazelrigg dating to 1763 shows a number of coal pits dispersed across the area as well as exploratory boreholes (Turnbull 2009, 130). A map of the early 19th century of the same area (Turnbull 2009, 131) marks the line of an ‘old waggonway’ running north-south across the estate with branches to the north to three pits. The line ran south through West Kenton joining the Kenton Waggonway on its way to the River Tyne at Scotswood.
Alan Williams Archaeology, July 2012, Waggonways North of the River Tyne - Tyne and Wear HER Enhancement Project; Turnbull, L. 2009 Coals from Newcastle: An Introduction to the Northumberland and Durham Coalfield, pp 130-131