Tyne and Wear HER(3749): Team Way - Details
This Wagonway is marked as ‘Old’ on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey plan, so was probably out of use by 1857. It may have been a branch of the Team Colliery Wagonway or part of its original line. This was part of the original line of the Team Wagonway, opened by the Liddells in 1670. The Ravensworth branch of the Teams Wagonway terminated to the north east of Old Ravensworth in the vicinity of Ravensworth Park Farm. This is thought to have been in existence by the 1720s.
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