Keys to the Past

Wagonway (Blyth)

This wooden wagonway was built by Huntingdon from a coal pit at Cowpen to the River Blyth. It was working by 1608, but was closed in 1618. It is one of the earliest known wagonways in Northumberland. Nothing can be seen at the site today.

Reference number:N12082
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Blyth


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