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Killingworth Colliery

Killingworth, North Tyneside

55.03051,-1.55345

Killingworth High (East) Pit

Old Pit

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Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

10 Mar 2022

Reclaimed

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Description (or HER record listing)

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.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Aerial view of High Pit, 10/03/22

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