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3039

Chartershaugh Colliery

Washington

54.874997,-1.520444

Chaytor's Haugh

Hedge Pit

Opened:

Closed:

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

7 Sept 2021

Owners: 

Edward Smith (1730s), W. Peareth, Esp. (1780s)

HER Info

Opened before 1756. There were four other pits - Dolly Pit, Hedge Pit (NZ 305 533), Scrog Pit and Stable End Pit (HER 3040). Owners were Edward Smith and later W. Peareth Esq. On 17 November 1771 a great flood on the River Wear flooded colleries at Chartershaugh, North Biddick and Low Lambton. Over 30 horses drowned and several wagons and horses were swept away. The colliery fire engines were destroyed. On 8 December 1778, 24 miners were killed in an explosion.

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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