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Throckley Honey Pit

Throckley, Newcastle


Money Pit


Last Updated:

8 Sept 2021


HER Info

Honey Pitt or Money Pitt (caption is faded) is shown on a "Throckley Plan dated back 150 years from 1863" which presumably dates to circa 1713, although the plan also shows the "Millitary Road" which was not built until 1751 (NRO 536/1). Honey Pit was joined to Meadow Pit (SMR 3953) by a waggonway (SMR 1958). Honey Pit is not shown on an estate map of 1781 (NRO ref. ZAN M17/197/A/37), nor on early OS mapping so had presumably closed by 1781 {1 and 2}.

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

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