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Backworth Colliery

Backworth, North Tyneside

55.04608,-1.53170

B Pit

Opened:

1821

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 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

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

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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