Tyne and Wear HER(4904): Elswick, Coal Drops - Details
Elswick, Coal Drops
Lifting and Winding Structure
These 19th century coal drops are of a type that would usually be fed from a railway line. One of the drops is of stone construction and was located immediately behind an engine house shown on the c.1850 plan. It is probable that a wagonway or other track existed between the coal shaft (HER ref. 4118) and the engine house, although there is no map evidence for this.
<< HER 4904 >> Northern Archaeological Associates, 2000, Elswick Lead Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, Archaeological Assessment