Site where Methodist founder John Welsey preached in 1772
Armouth Wath is located at the meeting of two small streams at the head of Baysdale.
A pair of old stone bridges cross the streams, as well as some more modern pipes.
A ruined building stand by the track, it looks more industrial than the domestic as I couldn’t spot any chimneys or fireplaces.
About 100m to the South-West is a small single roomed structure
The main area of mining is to the side of the stream, north of the buildings. Three collapses running perpendicular the stream can be seen, the first of which contains a lot of rubble.
Within this largest depression stands a small arch, which presumably was once the mine entrance.
Downstream is a nice waterfall probably rarely seen due to the remoteness of the site.
To the South-East is evidence of the existance of Black Hagg Pit.
We found a fair amount of coal lying around in the area, and found it to burn very well in the pub at Commondale on the way home.
The current lighthouse was built in 1926 after the previous lighthouse was removed to give the Heugh Battery and Lighthouse Battery a clearer view of the sea.
The position of the orignal stopped retaliatory fire during the Bombardment of Hartlepool on 16th December 1914
1500 shells were fired at Hartlepool during the bombardment by the German Cruisers Seydlitz, Moltke and Blucher. Leading to the death of the first soldier killed on British soil during the First World War
Throston Engine House was built between 1838-1840.
It contained a steam winding engine which hauled the coal waggons of the Stockton and Hartlepool Railway up 14ft to the staithes of the Hartlepool Railway.
The roof was originally flat and held a water tank.
The Engine house was redundant within 10 years with the development of the West Hartlepool Docks.