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Harraton Colliery



Cotia Pit

Row Pit


Last Updated:

13 Sept 2021


Messrs. Lamb & Co (1820s), Stobart, Bell & Co (1850s), Earl of Durham (1860s), Lambton Collieries Ltd (1896 - 1910s), Lambton & Hetton Collieries Ltd (1910s), Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd. (1940s), National Coal Board (1947 -)

HER Info

Row Pit. Part of Harraton Colliery. Opened before 1794, closed 29 May 1965. There were three pits - Big Pit, Billy Pit and Row Pit. Owners were Messrs Lamb & Co, then in the 1850s Stobbart, Bell & Co, then the Earl of Durham. By 1896 the Lambton Colleries LTD owned the colliery. 1947 the National Coal Board took over. An explosion on 30th Jun 1817 at Row Pit killed 38 people.

Ordnance Survey 1898

Ordnance Survey 1898

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

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