Tyne and Wear HER(7778): Dewley, Crescent Farm, mine shaft - Details
Dewley, Crescent Farm, mine shaft
Mine Drainage and Ventilation Site
Disused mine shaft, one of many in the area visible as circular crop marks on aerial photographs. Dating is uncertain, but coal mining is known to have been carried out in the area from at least the early 17th century and is very likely to have been practiced earlier. Small workings of this sort may have been exploited up to the late 19th century.
The Archaeological Practice, 1996, Crescent Farm Opencast Coal Site: Archaeological Assessment, Fig. AP2. Unpublished report prepared for RJB MINING (UK) Limited. (T&W HER 1996/Box 11A/26)