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Killingworth Colliery

Killingworth, North Tyneside

55.03051,-1.55345

Old Pit

Reclaimed

Last Updated:

3 Sept 2021

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HER Info

Killingworth Colliery, to the east of Killingworth Village. Served by an old wagonway to the south (HER 1098) from 1806. Marked "Killingworth Old Pit" on second edition Ordnance Survey, so disused by 1895. Opened by John Bowes & Co. Later owned by John Thwaites, then John Bowes and Partners. An explosion on 23 March 1806 killed 10 miners, and another on 14 September 1809 killed 12.

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

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