Tyne and Wear HER(7752): Gardener's Houses, bell pits - Details
Gardener's Houses, bell pits
A large number of small pits, up to 2 metres in diameter, appear south of Gardener’s Houses on aerial photographs from 1974 and 1980. They had disappeared by 1991 as a result of open-casting. It is reported that the pits were concentrated on a NNE-SSW line between grid ref. NZ 207 740 and NZ 207 743.
Aerial Photographs: Newcastle upon Tyne City Council, August 1974, ref. 6 872/3. Newcastle upon Tyne City Council, 1980, ref. 29912333-7. The Archaeological Practice, 1996, Gardener’s Houses, Dinnington, Tyne & Wear: An Archaeological Assessment. Unpublished report for H J Banks & company Limited, p.9. (T&W HER 1996/13)