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Backworth Colliery

Backworth, North Tyneside


C Pit


Last Updated:

4 Sept 2021


Humble, Lamb & Co (1830s), Backworth Colliery Co. (1840s), Waldie & Co. (1850s), Maud, Taylor & Co. (1860s), J. C. Lamb & Co (1880s), Backworth Collieries Ltd. (1890s - 1947), National Coal Board (1947 -)

HER Info

The 2nd edition Ordnance Survey Map shows an expanded colliery, with spoil heaps and an internal system of wagonways. It closed before 1900. Ajacent to the Colliery, on the western side of the railway was the Hotspur Brick Works, (HER ref. 2217).

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

C Pit, date unknown. Source: Suscram.weebly.com

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