Did you know? Tanfield Waggonway was 4' gauge; Hawks Waggonway (Gateshead) 4'3"; Wylam Waggonway used 5' gauge; Willington Waggonway 4'8", hence Killingworth Waggonway 4'8" & from there the Stephensons' influence spread to Hetton, the S&DR, the L&MR, across Britain & the world.

Friday, 14 August 2015


An earlier view of Causey Arch in winter
(photo WRE Lewis)
Historic England maintains records of listed buildings and scheduled monuments.  You may find it interesting to read about Causey Arch:
Listing - http://list.historicengland.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1240816
Scheduling- http://list.historicengland.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1002364

We have other scheduled ancient monuments nearby (as well as those who may be found at TR), for example at Bobgins - http://list.historicengland.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1018225
and the culvert under Causey embankment - http://list.historicengland.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1260837
although the near 300 year old embankment itself is neither scheduled nor listed.
Please note that the stated derivation of the name Bobgins may be incorrect.