Tyne and Wear HER(15435): Benwell, Waggonway to Delaval Pit - Details
Benwell, Waggonway to Delaval Pit
A map of 1811 (reference not given) shows the surface dispositions of Benwell Colliery. This includes a waggonway running west from Delaval Pit to a coal staith east of the inclined plane (HER 4082). The line is not shown on a map of 1826 (Turnbull 2009, 119) but re-appears on Bell’s map of 1847 with staiths now to the west of the inclined plane.
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; Bell 1847-1851: Maps of the Great Northern Coalfield, Northumberland