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Inkerman Drift

Tow Law

54.751273, -1.818942





Entry Created:

26 Jan 2024

Last Updated:

26 Jan 2024




Description (or HER record listing)

NEHL - A small drift mine was located north west of Dans Castle from at least the 1890s to the 1910s. It is possible this drift connected to the workings for the old Inkerman Colliery, which had closed by the 1870s and abandoned. The drift featured 3 small ancillary buildings above ground with no tramway into the shaft, just a modest horizontal shaft next to the local reservoir.

By the 1910s the drift was abandoned.

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

Aerial shot of the site after dismantling and abandonment. It was located next to the dried up reservoir on the north side of the road. Source: Historic England Archive (RAF photography) Historic England Photograph: raf_cpe_uk_2352_fp_1423 flown 04/10/1947

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

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