Hagg Bank Waggonway
30 Apr 2023
30 Apr 2023
Description (or HER record listing)
NEHL - A small, lesser known waggonway could be found at Hagg Bank between the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway and Hagg Farm on the south bank of the Tyne. It appears to only have existed between the 1860s and 1880s, having been lifted on the second edition of the Ordnance Survey in the 1890s. The pits it served around Hagg Farm had also been closed by this time, labelled as "old". It appears there were at least two.
The small waggonway leaves a pleasant walk, albeit muddy on the rainier days. It is a fairly even gradient on an embankment between the pond at Hagg Bank and the Tyne, though I accessed it via a steep set of steps from Front Street. Im unsure if there is any alternative means of access.
Ordnance Survey, 1897
The waggonway can be seen in the centre of the photograph.
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Source Historic England Archive (RAF photography) Historic England Photograph: raf_106g_uk_1193_rs_4234 flown 27/02/1946
Historic Environment Records
Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past
Tyne and Wear: Sitelines
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