Keys to the Past

Wandylaw Moor, farmstead and coal workings (Ellingham)

Wandylaw Moor is covered with post-medieval mining remains. These survive as bell pits ranging in size from 8m to 10m across and up to 3m deep to smaller ones between 2m and 3m in diameter. The larger bell pits seem to lie towards the south of the group. Around the top of the bell pit there is usually a mound of spoil. The first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1861 shows Wandylaw Colliery and it survives as an earthwork with a bell pit and enclosures. A series of trackways cross the moor and are thought to have been used for transporting quarried material.

Reference number:N4929
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Wandylaw Moor Archaeological Survey 1988; Archaeological Unit for North East England
FIELD SURVEY, Wandylaw Wind Farm, Supplemental Field Survey 2012; CFA Archaeology Ltd

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ellingham

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