Tyne and Wear HER(5139): Newcastle, Little Moor, infilled bell pit - Details
Newcastle, Little Moor, infilled bell pit
An infilled shaft can be identified on the Little Moor reflecting the mining of coal which took place in the Town Moor area from at least the 17th century. A very much abraded ring-bank, measuring 19.2 metres in diameter and up to 0.3 metres high, surrounds a central hollow; in this case the ridge-and-furrow seems to respect the boundaries of the feature.
<< HER 5139 >> I. Ayris & S.M. Linsley, 1994, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p 39 RCHME, 1995, Town Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne, Archaeological Survey Report, p 27