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Morrisfield Coal Pits

Axwell Park, Gateshead

54.955460,-1.707207

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3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

8 Sept 2021

Reclaimed

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Whickham Grand Lease group

Description (or HER record listing)

In the last two decades of the 16th century the Whickham Grand Lease group had pits in Axwell Morrisfield. This was free draining. A Grand Lease watercourse running to Swalwell Bank may date from this time. The pits continued in production until the 1650s. They were not exhausted until 1712.

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