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724


Gateshead


Heworth, coal mine


Heworth


NZ26SE


Industrial


Coal Mining Site


Colliery


Medieval


C14-C15


Documentary Evidence


There was a coalmine somewhere at Heworth at least as early as the 14th century; notably there are records of expenses in 1377- 8, viz. sharpening picks, binding buckets, the purchase of a cord and a barrel, the payment of colliers' wages and for drawing water there. The coalmine account rolls of 1433-4 record the payment of 20s for making a shaft in Heworth field for the winning of coal.






<< HER 724 >> Canon Fowler, ed. 1900, Account Rolls of the Abbey of Durham, Surtees Society, 103, pp. 586, 711

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