Keys to the Past

Felton Hill coal workings (Birtley)

Coal has been extracted from this area from at least the 18th century and coal pits are marked on a map dating to 1769. The first and second edition Ordnance Survey maps from the late 19th century show the shafts to be disused.

Reference number:N9520
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Green Rigg wind farm 2006; Northern Archaeological Associates
TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Topographic survey at Green Rigg windfarm 2012; Archaeological Services Durham University

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Birtley

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