Cramlington Colliery Railway
Seaton Delaval to Seghill
55.076815, -1.551011 to 55.064988, -1.544287
Lamb Pit Branch
12 Jun 2022
12 Jun 2022
Description (or HER record listing)
A wagonway is depicted on the Ordnance Survey map of 1865 and labelled as Cramlington Colliery Railway (Lamb Pit Branch) on the 1896 edition. It is visible as an earthwork on air photos taken in the late 1940s and some parts appear to survive as earthworks on air photos taken in 2016. (1-5)
The short line passes through some pleasant woodland and the capella statue, and should be of ease to those with mobility issues. The only issue is the overgrown weeds which command the path, which can cause issues when walking with children for example. In other seasons the walk may be much easier.
Ordnance Survey, 1890s
Aerial view of Cramlington Colliery Railway (Lamb Pit Branch), 2022
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Another perspective of the branch, with Seghill Colliery heap to the left.
Historic Environment Records
Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past
Tyne and Wear: Sitelines
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