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15507

Coal Pits, Butterlaw

Whorlton, Newcastle

55.010665,-1.712264

Reclaimed

Last Updated:

8 Sept 2021

Owners: 

Earl of Northumberland, Grey family (1536 - 1581), Francis Fitton (1612 -)

HER Info

Between 1536 and 1554 the Grey family leased the coal pits of 'Bytterlaw' from the Earl of Northumberland. In 1581 the mines at Butterlaw were unoccupied due to exhaustion of the surface deposits. In 1612 the Butterlaw coal mines were leased to Francis Fitton for an annual rent of £3.

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

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