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Backworth Colliery

Backworth, North Tyneside

55.04608,-1.53170

B Pit

Opened:

Closed:

1821

1890s

Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

15 Apr 2022

Reclaimed

Condition:

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 -)

Description (or HER record listing)

The colliery site includes a brickfield at its southern end, shown on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map. The 2nd edition Ordnance Survey Map shows an expansion of spoil heaps, but the colliery is marked "Disused". This pit was known as the B Pit, it opened in 1818 and was closed before 1900.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

B Pit Washer, later used as a waggon repair shop. Source: Billy Embleton, Flickr

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B Pit from the north edge. The site has been entirely reclaimed with little to no trace_

B Pit from the north edge. The site has been entirely reclaimed with little to no trace_

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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