Morrisfield Coal Pits
Axwell Park, Gateshead
8 Sept 2021
Whickham Grand Lease group
HER Info (unless otherwise noted)
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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