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Mill Pit, Penshaw

Penshaw, Sunderland

54.868032,-1.490157

Eden Main

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Redeveloped

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8 Sept 2021

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HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

Mill Pit was located just north of Newbottle Lane (now Philadelphia Lane A182). Was working in the late 18th century. Also known as Eden Main. Shown on a map of 1815. Pit was probably disused by the 1850s. Eden Main exploited High Main Seam which produced the best quality coal for the seacole market in London and the south-east. On 10 October 1812, 24 miners died in an explosion.

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

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