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Backworth Colliery

Backworth, North Tyneside

55.05406,-154194

C Pit

Opened:

1856

Closed:

1890s

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

15 Apr 2022

Owners: 

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 (unless otherwise noted)

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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Backworth Colliery C Pit from the south. Seghill can be seen to the north.

Backworth Colliery C Pit from the south. Seghill can be seen to the north.

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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