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17094


Sunderland


Flatt's/Allen's Waggonway


Harraton


NZ25SE


Transport


Tramway


Wagonway


Post Medieval


C18


Documentary Evidence


A waggonway to easily accessible coal seams at Flatts, north- west of Chester-le-Street on land owned by Thomas Allan was in use by about 1690. The line also ran across land owned by John Hedworth in Harraton and reached the north bank of the River Wear at Fatfield. The waggonway is shown on a map of 1746


2162


5273


NZ21625273



Alan Williams Archaeology, 2013, Waggonways to the South Bank of the River Tyne and to the River Wear; Turnbull, L, 2012, Railways Before George Stephenson (entry 71) p160, 172; NEIMME: Watson 22/1; NRO PSAN/BEQ/9/1/3/42 and 54

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