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Peal Flat Coal Pits, Swalwell

Swalwell, Gateshead

54.954388,-1.674363

Opened:

Closed:

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

8 Sept 2021

Owners: 

Whickham Grand Lease group

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

In the last two decades of the 16th century the Whickham Grand Lease group had pits on Sir George Selby's Peal Flat overlooking Swalwell. Water in the pits must have had to have been raised to the surface by the gin at Ginn Close on Market Lane. Peal Flat is not documented after 1610.

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

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