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Bigges Main Colliery

Wallsend, North Tyneside


C Pit


Last Updated:

6 Sept 2021


HER Info

Bigges Main Colliery, C Pit, was served by Bigges Main Wagonway (HER ref. 1128). Around 1782 three pits were sunk around the site and the village of Bigges Main developed, taking its name from that of the pit. "A" Pit was situated at NZ 288 670, "B" Pit at NZ 286 668 and "C" Pit further north at NZ 285 677 (HER ref. 1127). Due to flooding the Bigges Main pits ceased working in 1857. The "C" pit site was partly filled in with refuse and then bulldozed over into a hillock and seeded.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

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

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