Crook, Drift Mine
5 Jan 2023
5 Jan 2023
Joseph Fryer (1880s), H. Graham (1900s)
Description (or HER record listing)
NEHL - A drift mine was located on a small tramway from Beechburn Colliery. The tramway previously extended further west to Low Woodifield, though was severed by the 1890s. The drift mine had its own small reservoir, likely holding the water pumped out of the mine.
The alignment of the tramway and the covered drift mine can be seen on aerial photography in the 1940s.
Ordnance Survey, 1897
The line of the tramway can be seen in the centre of this shot from 1948. Source: © Historic England. Aerofilms Collection Historic England Photograph: EAW016872 flown 24/06/1948
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A top down aerial shot of the tramway and drift mine from 1948. Another reservoir can be seen at the bottom of the pic, which is to the north. Source: Historic England Archive (RAF photography) Historic England Photograph: raf_541_24_rs_4054 flown 16/05/1948
Historic Environment Records
Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past
Tyne and Wear: Sitelines
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