Tyne and Wear HER(4091): Newcastle, Victoria Tunnel

  • Description

    "This was an underground railway built for Porter and Latimer (by William Gilhespie, local engineer) from Spital Tongues Colliery to the Tyne near Glasshouse Bridge. The lease for mining was granted commencing on 25 March 1835, but they were faced with the serious problem of getting the coal from the colliery to the Tyne to be loaded on to colliers. Other colleries had wagonways running to the river, but Spital Tongues was unfortunate in the fact that the city lay between it and the Tyne. In the end a tunnel was excavated from the colliery under the centre of Newcastle to the Tyne close to the Ouseburn...."
  • Owner

    SiteLines
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.twsitelines.info/SMR/4091
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 1 month ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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