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17176

Byker Colliery

Byker, Newcastle

54.977480,-1.578883

Redeveloped

Last Updated:

8 Sept 2021

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HER Info

Pits shown on a Plan of Low Heaton c1740. The pits named are Thomas, Margaret and Engine with another (possibly Matthew) just to the north. Grid ref is approximate. Closed by 1815. Matthew used to try and rescue the trapped miners of the Heaton Main Colliery disaster May 1815.

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

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