Tyne and Wear HER(17108): Birtley, Leefield Waggonway - Details
Birtley, Leefield Waggonway
This was a branch of the John Hedworth’s Waggonway (HER2562) to staiths at Fatfield from Leefield. It was opened before 1710. The line is shown on John Gibson’s Map of the Coalfield of 1787. Its exact route has not been traced.
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 72D); Gibson's Map of Coalfield 1787