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Rising Sun, Old Shaft

Benton, Newcastle

55.017669, -1.525247

Opened:

19th c

Closed:

19th c

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

19 Jul 2022

Owners: 

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

NEHL - An old shaft is noted here on the 1890s Ordnance Survey maps. It was next to a standing engine, presumably to pump water out of the bottom of the shaft to prevent flooding. It may be related to nearby collieries such as Moor Edge or the pits in Willington.

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

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

The shaft was in the centre of this aerial shot.

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The standing engine and shaft would have stood directly here. The shot is looking south, and is entirely overgrown so impossible to see if anything remains.

The standing engine and shaft would have stood directly here. The shot is looking south, and is entirely overgrown so impossible to see if anything remains.

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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