Lickar Lea, coal shaft
2 May 2022
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
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.
Historic Environment Records
Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past
Tyne and Wear: Sitelines
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