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Morrisfield Coal Pits

Axwell Park, Gateshead

54.955460,-1.707207

Reclaimed

Last Updated:

8 Sept 2021

Owners: 

Whickham Grand Lease group

HER Info

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.

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

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