Tyne and Wear HER(4126): Gateshead, Claxton's Wagonway - Details
Gateshead, Claxton's Wagonway
This line is shown on a map of 1770 running from a pit within the Claxton estate. Turnbull notes that the line was later used as a branch of the Sheriff Hill waggonway serving Sheriff Hill Colliery.
<< HER 4126 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 3 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 7; Turnbull, L, 2012, Railways Before George Stephenson (entry 49) 158, 169; TWAS: SANT/BEQ/9/1/3/1; TWAS: DT/Bell/2/143; Alan Williams Archaeology, 2013, Waggonways to the South Bank of the River Tyne and to the River Wear