Tyne and Wear HER(3660): Byermoor, Shaft - Details
Mine Drainage and Ventilation Site
Shaft, marked as Old on the 1st edition OS mapping, so was out of use by 1857. Two earthworks survive here of two concentric circles, interpreted as a "win-gin" (horse-driven winding engine) with the outer circle representing the circular course of the horse, and the inner circle the turning circle of the central shaft.
<< HER 3660 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 6; The Archaeological Practice Ltd, Byermoor Farm - Archaeological Assessment