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Willington Colliery

Wallsend, North Tyneside


Edward Pit


Last Updated:

3 Sept 2021


HER Info

Edward Pit (Coal). Was served by Willington Wagonway (HER 1164). Opened 1810 by Messrs Bell & Co. Edward Pit was the upcast shaft for Willington Colliery. The colliery closed in 1889 but reopened in 1913 for another 18 years. Edward Shaft was refurbished and carried on after 1913 as a ventilation shaft for Wallsend Colliery.

Ordnance Survey, 1865

Ordnance Survey, 1865

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

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

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