Tyne and Wear HER(4903): Elswick, Spoil Heap - Details
Elswick, Spoil Heap
Mining Industry Site
This probable spoil heap takes the form of a roughly circular mound, measuring 5 metres in diameter, apparently with a spiral track leading to its top. It appears to be a spoil heap, and is shown on maps from 1859 to 1914. It is possible that this mound contained lead smelting waste, but it is more likely to be either a coal heap/storage area from the coal mine to the north (HER ref. 4118) or a general waste tip containing spent tanning bark, coal ash or broken ceramic jars.
<< HER 4903 >> Northern Archaeological Associates, 2000, Elswick Lead Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, Archaeological Assessment