Tyne and Wear HER(2259): Jarrow, Wagonway - Details
The Alfred Pit in Jarrow Colliery (HER 2258) was begun by local businessman Simon Temple in 1801. The High Main Seam was reached at a depth of 128 fathoms in 1803 and the Bensham Seam in 1825. The waggonway was a short line down to Jarrow Staith (HER2260). It is shown on Casson (1801). Bell (1843) shows the waggonway branching before reaching the staith.
<< HER 2259 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 3; 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 40A); Hair, T.H., 1844, Views of the Collieries p30; Casson, 1801, Plan of the Rivers Tyne and Wear