Tyne and Wear HER(15436): Benwell, Waggonway to Edward Pit - Details
Benwell, Waggonway to Edward Pit
An extension of the waggonway system at Benwell (HER 4082) northwards. A map of 1826 (Turnbull 2009, 119) and Bell’s Map of 1847 shows an extension of Benwell waggonway running from Charlotte Pit, to Edward Pit to the north-west. The line ran through the site of the Roman Fort of Condercum.
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