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Structure Name: Fawdon Wagonway

Description:
 
Colliery wagonway including an inclined plane. It ran from Fawdon Colliery to Seaton Burn Wagonway in Wideopen.
 

Extant: No

Location: Fawdon, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Eastings: 423140m (view map)

Northings: 570830m (view map)

Position Accuracy: 2km

Positional Confidence: Absolute Certainty

Structure Types Identified: INCLINE WINDING ENGINE, RAILWAY INCLINED PLANE, WAGONWAY

Historical Background
 
Fawdon Wagonway was lain between Fawdon Colliery and Seaton Burn Wagonway, on the route of the Brunton and Shields Railway. It underwent a number of changes in the 19th century, and eventually became part of a railway loop between Tyne Staiths and Gosforth Colliery.
 

Chronology:

  • 1826   Fawdon line connected with Seaton Burn Wagonway.
  • 1850   Section between Fawdon and Brunton closed.
  • 1860   Line vastly reduced due to the closure of Fawdon, Brunton and Wideopen sections.
  • 1867   Line reused by Dinnington Colliery.
  • 1890s   Lines of Fawdon and Seatonburn Wagonways used for Fawdon Railway.
        Entities Involved:
              Burradon & Coxlodge Coal Company: Built Fawdon Railway.

References:

  • Tyne and Wear SMR

The information displayed in this page has been derived from authoritative sources, including any referenced above. Although substantial efforts were made to verify this information, the SINE project cannot guarantee its correctness or completeness.

 


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Last Modified 26 March 2004
2002 SINE Project, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
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