Tyne and Wear HER(1822): Winlaton, Powder Magazine - Details
Winlaton, Powder Magazine
Very well preserved powder magazine at Blaydon Burn Colliery, Mary Drift. Built of Cowen bricks to an interesting design. It comprises a small brick built store with two doorways (originally iron doors), internal cross wall and concrete roof. Built before 1919 to serve Mary coal drift which can be seen as a depression to the east. It was disused by 1953. Surviving colliery powder stores are rare nationally.
<< HER 1822 >> Tyne and Wear Industrial Monuments Trust, Blaydon and Winlaton Plan Tyne and Wear Industrial Monuments Trust, 1978, Blaydon and Winlaton Plan I.M. Ayris & P. Jubb, 1991, Struddars Farm, Gateshead Design, Observations on Possible re-use and Conversion English Heritage, Monument Protection Program Site Assessment