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Materials loaded for “Our Places” Northumberland

All of the Watson plans are being digitised at Northumberland Archives through the National Lottery Heritage Fund project by The Common Room.  Unfortunately this has been delayed by Covid-19 so here are some pre existing snap shots and scans, but soon you will be able to download full high resolution versions from The Common Room site.

Gibson map (NEIMME/Wat/25/1)
Creation dates: 1787
Physical characteristics: 66cm x 52cm, part missing
Scope and Content
Plan of the collieries on the Tyne and Wear also Blyth, Bedlington and Hartley, with the country 11 miles around Newcastle, taken from surveys by John Gibson, giving depths of pits, length of waggonways and amounts of keel dues on the Tyne and at Sunderland.

Reference: NEIMME/Wat/23/10
Creation dates: 20 March 1755
Physical characteristics: 38cm x 50cm
Scope and Content
Plan of Black Close or Cambois Colliery, property of the Countess of Oxford, surveyed by John Watson, marking quay, staith, pits, boreholes, waggonway and houses, scale 2ch: 1″

Reference: NEIMME/Wat/24/36
Creation dates: nd
Physical characteristics: 54cm x 74cm
Scope and Content
Plan of Cambois Colliery adjacent to the River Wansbeck, marking pits, borehole, waggonway, quay, lime kiln and houses, scale 2ch: 1″

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