Rising Sun, Old Shaft
19 Jul 2022
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
The shaft was in the centre of this aerial shot.
Have we missed something, made a mistake, or have something to add? Contact us
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
HER information as described above is reproduced under the basis the resource is free of charge for education use. It is not altered unless there are grammatical errors.