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Main Dike Stone

A Grade II Listed Building in East Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 55.0084 / 55°0'30"N

Longitude: -1.6101 / 1°36'36"W

OS Eastings: 425031

OS Northings: 568276

OS Grid: NZ250682

Mapcode National: GBR KB6J.6F

Mapcode Global: WHC3K.7CJT

Plus Code: 9C7W295Q+9W

Entry Name: Main Dike Stone

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1185873

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304331

Location: Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: East Gosforth

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Gosforth St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Marker stone. Sandstone ashlar. Circa 1828. Round-topped slab about 1½ metres high inscribed on east MAIN/DIKE/distance/from Pit/349 yards/ Cut 3 June/1828. On rear MAIN/DIKE.
Historical note: the main or 90 fathom dike was a serious obstacle to coalmining
in Northumberland. An underground ball was held to commemorate this event; each
guest hewed a souvenir piece of coal. Source: R. Welford History of the Parish
of Gosforth, Newcastle 1879 (reprint 1975 p. 48).

Listing NGR: NZ2503168276

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