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Scaffold Hill, coal shaft


55.023096, -1.523832



18th c


Entry Created:

23 Oct 2023

Last Updated:

23 Oct 2023




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.

This shaft stood isolated in the field around 20m south of the waggonway. It was likely an access shaft for the local workings in the area. By the 1850s at the time of the first Ordnance Surveys, it appears this shaft had been flooded as a small pond is illustrated. Housing developments are now located at the site.

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