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Flatts Waggonway

A waggonway for transporting coal from Flatts, near Chester-le-Street, to the River Wear at Fatfield.

1693 Waggon ways were now first used on the river Wear by Thomas Allan esq of Newcastle who amassed a large fortune in the collieries and purchased estates a part of which still retains the name of Allan's Flatts near Chester le Street. 

Extract from John Sykes, 1833, Local Records; Or, Historical Register of Remarkable Events: Which Have Occurred in Northumberland and Durham, Newcastle Upon Tyne, and Berwick Upon Tweed.
Waggonways Fatfield 1693
from https://sitelines.newcastle.g…
Tyne and Wear HER(17094): Flatt's/Allen's Waggonway
- "A waggonway to easily accessible coal seams at Flatts, north- west of Chester-le-Street on land owned by Thomas Allan was in use by about 1690. The line also ran across …

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