Walbottle Moors Waggonway :: Shared Description

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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by Andrew Curtis
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NZ1668 : Rough pasture south of Lough House by Andrew Curtis
NZ1669 : Waggonway embankment south of Broomhall Farm by Andrew Curtis
NZ1667 : Footpath north of A69 by Andrew Curtis
NZ1667 : Dewley Road byway to Fell House Farm at Cut End (view east) by Andrew Curtis
NZ1667 : View south over A69 from footpath by Andrew Curtis
NZ1668 : Public footpath on line of former waggonway by Andrew Curtis
NZ1666 : Lane east of Walbottle Campus by Andrew Curtis
NZ1769 : Remains of Andrew Pit by Andrew Curtis
NZ1667 : Embankment of former waggonway south-east of Dewley Farm by Andrew Curtis
NZ1768 : Remains of Engine Pit No. 2 near Stamfordham Road by Andrew Curtis
NZ1668 : Eastern arm of former Walbottle Moors Waggonway by Andrew Curtis
NZ1667 : Dewley Road byway at Cut End by Andrew Curtis
NZ1768 : Arable field near Andrew Plantation by Andrew Curtis
NZ1768 : Oak tree and field gate near Andrew Plantation by Andrew Curtis
NZ1666 : 'The Original Masons', Hexham Road, Walbottle by Andrew Curtis
NZ1769 : 'Waggonways Walk' marker, Black Callerton by Andrew Curtis
NZ1666 : Planters off The Paddock, Walbottle by Andrew Curtis
NZ1769 : Remains of Andrew Pit by Andrew Curtis
NZ1666 : Embankment of former Walbottle Waggonway by Andrew Curtis
NZ1667 : Ploughed field north of A69 by Andrew Curtis
NZ1666 : Bridle path east of Walbottle Campus (view south) by Andrew Curtis
NZ1668 : Embankment of former Walbottle Waggonway (eastern branch) by Andrew Curtis
NZ1667 : Site of former coal shaft east of Dewley Farm by Andrew Curtis
NZ1669 : Waggonway embankment south of Broomhall Farm by Andrew Curtis
NZ1666 : Open space off The Paddock, Walbottle by Andrew Curtis

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Created: Sat, 30 Nov 2013, Updated: Sat, 28 Dec 2013

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