full size.png


Shiremoor Colliery

Shiremoor, North Tyneside


Blue Bell Pit


Last Updated:

24 Sept 2021


Backworth and West Cramlington Collieries (- 1896), Shiremoor Coal Company (1896 - 1915)

HER Info

Shiremoor Colliery, with a link to the North Eastern Railway, through the Blyth and Tyne Branch (HER 1055). Owners were Backworth and West Cramlington Colleries. Bought by Backworth Collieries from Shiremoor Coal Company in 1896. Samuel Young Lilley died on 15 December 1896, aged 16. He was a Way End Boy. The rope on the engine plane had broken and struck him. In 1902 the first electric coal-cutter was tried out at the Blue Bell Pit. Closed in 1915.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

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

Blue Bell Pit, date unknown. Source: Suscram.weebly.com

Have we missed something, made a mistake, or have something to add? Contact us


Historic Maps provided by


Version 1.0