Coal Shaft, Heddon-on-the-Wall
3 Sept 2021
8 Sept 2021
Description (or HER record listing)
This is the site of a coal shaft. It is likely that this was a small bell pit or ventilation shaft. These shafts could be interchangeable - of access shafts were frequently maintained as air shafts. This allowed the ventilation of the workings without the buildup of the dangerous gas methane.
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