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Ayton Pit, Harraton

Washington

54.890329,-1.549166

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Reclaimed

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8 Sept 2021

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HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

Ayton Pit (Coal). Shown but not named on Bell 1843. A pit called 'Dylan' is shown on Oliver's map of 1851. The pit is probably named after the family of Samuel Ayton of West Herrington. In 1730 his eldest daughter Elizabeth Ayton married John Thorald. This added the coal mines at Harraton to the assets of the Thorald family of Marston (later Syston) Lincolnshire.

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

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