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Killingworth Colliery

Killingworth, North Tyneside

55.02870,-1.57583

West Moor Pit

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Redeveloped

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14 Sept 2021

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HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

Killingworth Colliery, West Moor Pit. 1st edn OS mapping is unclear but seems to show two shafts, a cistern, a sluice and a gin within the mine. The colliery was served by a wagonway (SMR 1083). This may have been the pit opened by the Grand Allies in 1761, it was certainly opened before 1806 and was closed by 1900. Lord Ravensworth & Partners owned it in the 1800s. Colliery disasters - explosions killed 5 on 18 january 1844, 10 on 3 April 1845 and 9 on 31 October 1851.

Ordnance Survey 1898

Ordnance Survey 1898

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

West Moor Pit, 1850s. Source: Newcastle Libraries

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