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1116a

Scaffold Hill, coal shaft

Benton

55.019269, -1.530648

Opened:

Closed:

18th c

Unknown

Entry Created:

23 Oct 2023

Last Updated:

23 Oct 2023

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

Earl of Carlisle

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - A coal shaft is illustrated in this location on the "Plan of Killingworth Moor in the Parish of Longbenton" by John Fryer, 1792. It is one of around a dozen dotted around the Willington and Benton Square waggonways on land owned by the Earl of Carlisle.

It is located around 50 metres south west of Scaffold Hill Quarry, and directly next to it is a small rectangular building. The shaft is not visible on any Ordnance Survey maps.

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

HER information as described above is reproduced under the basis the resource is free of charge for education use. It is not altered unless there are grammatical errors. 

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