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16143

Pape Hills Colliery

Gateshead

54.963208,-1.608738

Opened:

Closed:

Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

5 Sept 2021

Redeveloped

Condition:

Owners: 

Nicholas Fenwick, Henry Melbourne, John Emmerson, Robert Hutchinson

Description (or HER record listing)

Nicholas Fenwick, Henry Melbourne and John Emmerson were granted liberty to work coal reserves 'as well opened as not opened' at 'Pape hills St Wllinors Close and the Banks' in 1695. The following year the same gentlemen granted the same - and specifically the three-quarter and Bensham seams - in 'St Ellins Close and Pape Hills' to Robert Hutchinson of Gateshead. Only one old shaft, probably the Pape-hills colliery is indicated on plans to the west of Rabbit Banks and close to the Redheugh estate. During construction of the Metro line across Greenesfield c.1985 galleries from early mining were found.

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