Benton Square, North Tyneside
3 Sept 2021
5 Sept 2021
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)
Coal shaft, west of Benton Square. Marked "Old" on 1st edn OS mapping so probably dates to before 1858. Durham Mining Museum Website say that Prosperous Pit proper opened in 1906 and closed December 1960. There is a piece of winding gear still on the site  - removed from its tower.
Ordnance Survey, 1898
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