Tanfield Waggonway

  • Description

    "For centuries the North-East was the main coal-producing area of England because of its easily-accessible seams and navigable rivers. As the demand for coal increased during the eighteenth century, new collieries had to be sunk further away from the rivers, and wagonways built to carry the coal to staithes on the river for shipment. Such expansion was only possible through the investment of large sums of money and to obtain these local landowners sometimes joined in partnership....."
  • Owner

    Sunniside Local History Society
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.sunnisidelocalhistorysociety.co.uk/wagonways.html
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 9 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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