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Cramlington Colliery Railway

Seaton Delaval to Seghill

55.076815, -1.551011 to 55.064988, -1.544287

Lamb Pit Branch





Entry Created:

12 Jun 2022

Last Updated:

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

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.

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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