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LL002

Lickar Lea, coal shaft

Bowsden

55.667824, -1.981560

Opened:

Unknown

Closed:

Unknown

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

2 May 2022

Owners: 

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

Noted as 'old' on the 1890s Ordnance Survey map, this shaft likely serviced either Lickar Colliery or Dryburn Colliery. Little remains except discolouration of soil and crops.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

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

Aerial shot of the shaft's location. The shaft was located in the green area of the oilseed field, and presents potential differences in the soil content at this site..

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A closer view of the shaft site in question. Crops are certainly finding it harder to grow in this area, which may indicate the disturbance because of the shaft.

A closer view of the shaft site in question. Crops are certainly finding it harder to grow in this area, which may indicate the disturbance because of the shaft.

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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