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685


Gateshead


Washingwells, circular cropmarks


Washingwells


NZ26SW


Industrial


Mine Drainage and Ventilation Site


Mine Shaft


Post Medieval


C17/C18


Cropmark


Immediately east and south-east of the cropmark of Washingwells Roman fort (HER no. 143) there are a number of circular cropmarks, perhaps nine, of varying sizes. Excavation in 1993 established that in the field south-west of the fort (NZ 219 602) one of the circular cropmarks was a disused mine-shaft 7 metres in diameter, funnel-shaped, 3 metres+ deep, and surrounded by the remnant of a ring of spoil. The fill of the pit was dark in colour, and consisted of mixed clay, cobbles and tree branches. Artifacts recovered, including a wooden horse whim, suggest a 17/18th century date.


221


602


NZ221602



<< HER 685 >> Aerial Photograph, N. McCord,1970, Washingwells, A.069153.28-33, 13.vii.1970 -Museum of Antiquities Aerial Photograph, N. McCord,1970, Washingwells, A.069432.1-8, 29.vii.1970 -Museum of Antiquities Aerial Photograph, N. McCord,1970, Washingwells, A.069461.3-12, 30.vii.1970-Museum of Antiquities Aerial Photograph, N. McCord,1970, Washingwells, A.069486.44-46, 4.viii.1970 -Museum of Antiquities Aerial Photograph, N. McCord,1970, Washingwells, A.069599, 1-8, 10.viii.1970 -Museum of Antiquities Aerial Photograph, N. McCord,1970, Washingwells, A.069656.116-117, 13.viii.1970 -Museum of Antiquities Aerial Photograph, N. McCord,1970, Washingwells, A.070630.23-24, 7.x.1970 -Museum of Antiquities Aerial Photograph, N. McCord,1971 Washingwells, A.074315.28-29, 26.iii.1971 -Museum of Antiquities Aerial Photograph, N. McCord,1971 Washingwells, A.076715.25-27, 3.viii.1971 -Museum of Antiquities G. Stobbs, 1993, Washingwells Farm, Whickham, The Arbeia Journal, Vol. II, 59-60 N. Hodgson, 1993, Arbeia Roman Fort; Excavations in 1992-93, Archaeology North, No. 5, July 1993, pp. 9-10

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