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Black Burn, coal shaft

Sacriston

54.824173, -1.619152

Opened:

Closed:

pre-1850s

Unknown

Entry Created:

21 Dec 2023

Last Updated:

21 Dec 2023

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - A coal shaft is illustrated as 'old' at this location in the 1850s, and persisted into the 20th century. It isn't known whether this was an isolated working, or part of a wider network and its ventilation.

The shaft may potentially still be in situ. The area is covered in woods, but in the 1940s was just a small cluster of trees enclosing the shaft.

Ordnance Survey, 1861

Ordnance Survey, 1861

The site of the shaft is neighbouring the sewage works which is still extant. Source: Historic England Photograph: raf_cpe_uk_2352_rp_3357 flown 04/10/1947

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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