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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
Entry Name: Main Dike Stone
Listing Date: 30 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1185873
English Heritage Legacy ID: 304331
Location: 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
NZ 26 NE GOSFORTH AIDAN WALK (east end)
9/11 Main Dike stone.
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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