NZ1666 : Open space off The Paddock, Walbottle

taken 6 years ago, near to Newburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain

Open space off The Paddock, Walbottle
Open space off The Paddock, Walbottle
This green shows the former line of the Walbottle Waggonway close to the former site of Walbottle's Duke Pit. South of this point was a steep incline down to the Walbottle Road.
Walbottle Moors Waggonway
Walbottle Moor Waggonway is known to have been in operation from 1769. This Waggonway ran from old pits north of Hexham Road past the location of Duke Pit in Walbottle down to coal staiths on the River Tyne at Lemington. The network is one of the last surviving examples of an 18th century waggonway to survive in Newcastle.

The system was still in use in 1860, using horses and employing 50 keelmen at the riverside staiths for transport down river.

This now disused network provides the village of Walbottle with picturesque paths allowing easy access to the surrounding countryside. These waggonways also have historic importance due to their connection with railway pioneer George Stephenson, who as a boy worked as a fireman and horse driver on them.

Walbottle Village Conservation Area Character Statement & Management Plan, Newcastle City Council.

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Date Taken
Friday, 22 November, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 November, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Quarrying, Mining  Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways  Derelict, Disused  Health and social services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1685 6624 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.4280N 1:44.2915W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 16851 66219
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