Tyne and Wear HER(6917): Byker, Lawson Main Colliery - Details
Byker, Lawson Main Colliery
Coal Mining Site
Lawson Main Colliery is shown on Ordnance Survey first edition of 1850, with the buildings and shaft more clearly marked on the second edition of 1890. An archaeological evaluation in September 2004 demonstrated that the foundations of the colliery buildingssurvive just below the turf. Sandstone and brick walls and piers, a brick platform and a floor surface made of compacted coal were recorded. Above this was a yard surface lying on a bed of large sandstone slabs. The proposed development will be archaeologically monitored.
Ordnance Survey first edition map, 1850; Tyne and Wear Museums, 2004, Newcastle Retail Park Phase 2 - An Archaeological Evaluation