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Shiremoor Colliery

Shiremoor, North Tyneside

55.033031,-1.511738

Blue Bell Pit

Opened:

Closed:

19th c

1915

Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

15 Apr 2022

Reclaimed

Condition:

Owners: 

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

Description (or HER record listing)

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

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

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Site of Shiremoor Colliery. Most of this park area is built atop the heap.

Site of Shiremoor Colliery. Most of this park area is built atop the heap.

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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