Tyne and Wear HER(1659): Blaydon Burn, Coal shaft and windlass - Details
Blaydon Burn, Coal shaft and windlass
Mine Drainage and Ventilation Site
On the first edition Ordnance Survey plan (c.1855) a coal shaft is marked in the area now associated with the entrance to the tar tunnel (HER ref. 1656). It was disused by 1896. It was possibly a secondary shaft for the Betsy Pit (HER ref. 3560) or may have been a separate small venture. The windlass and the lack of buildings suggest the former.
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