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N28271

Limestone Brae, coal workings

West Allen

54.845726, -2.324530

Opened:

Unknown

Closed:

Unknown

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

21 Apr 2022

Owners: 

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

A belt or strip of coal workings is visible as earthworks on lidar imagery. They comprise adjacent and overlapping finger-like scoops cut into a shallow hillslope. The linear arrangement of these scoops results from following a coal seam along the contour, and each usually has a spoil heap at the open end. They can be traced for a distance of about 350m.

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

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