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N17790

Capheaton, coal shaft

Capheaton

55.127267, -1.961311

Opened:

Unknown

Closed:

Unknown

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

10 May 2022

Owners: 

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

This shaft is one of a range of small industrial sites in the Capheaton area. These shafts were a mix of bell pits and ventilation shafts to supply immediate local needs for fuel. They are impossible to date on the earthwork evidence alone if just a shaft mound - but this is probably Post Medieval; more refined dating might be provided by documentary evidence.

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

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