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N Tyneside

Longbenton, Dyke Pit




Coal Mining Site


Post Medieval


Documentary Evidence

Shown on a plan of the Earl of Carlisle's Estate 1749. A wagonway ran south to staiths at Walker. Last shown on a plan of 1824 of the royalties and extent of manorial rights to coal under Gosforth. It may have been disused at this time. The site was built over with housing in the 1950s-1960s.




<< HER 5104 >> Northern Counties Archaeological Services, 2001, The Meadow Pit, Longbenton, Report for North Tyneside Council J. Watson, 1749, Plans, Northumberland Records Office, 3410 WAT 20a/f9 and f19 1752, Colliery Viewer's report, Northumberland Records Office, John/3/63 J. Whatman, Plan - ref. C188, Northumberland Records Office, ZAN M17/197/a/62 1824, Plan of the Royalties and extent of manorial rights to coal under gosforth, Northumberland Records Office, NCLLSS SB 11/4 19th century, Plan of Longbenton North Farm, Northumberland Records Office, NCLLSS SB 2/16

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