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Earsdon Colliery

Earsdon, North Tyneside


Duke and Duchess Pit







Last Updated:

15 Apr 2022


Hugh Taylor, William Clark

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

The Duke and Duchess Pits at Earsdon Colliery, 'won' in 1823 and 1826 respectively, were served by the Backworth Wagonway (East Holywell Branch) (HER ref. 1051). They were owned by Hugh Taylor and William Clark, while the miners occupied the farm cottages owned by a Mr Grey. These buildings later formed the community of Shiney Row, and are shown on Greenwood's map of 1828. By 1897 the pits had disappeared, and had been replaced by the Abbey Shot Factory.

Ordnance Survey, 1865

Ordnance Survey, 1865

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

Site of the Duke and Duchess Pit close to modern housing developments. This site then became the Abbey Shot Factory.

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Historic Environment Records

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