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3212

North Hetton Colliery

Rainton, Sunderland

54.823047,-1.471351

Hazard Pit

Reclaimed

Last Updated:

20 Sept 2021

Owners: 

North Hetton Co. (1850s), North Hetton Coal Co. (1860s), Lambton & Hetton Collieries Ltd. (1910s)

HER Info

Hazard Pit was served by the Rainton and Seaham North Hetton Branch, (SMR 3205). Part of Rainton Colliery. Opened in 1818. Owners were the North Hetton Coal Company (Earl of Durham, Messrs Wood, Philipson, Burrell and others) and Lady FA Vane Londonderry, Marquess of Londonderry (in 1850s). Part of Rainton Colliery, which was opened before 1815 and closed in July 1978. Rainton Colliery included Adventure Pit (NZ 315 470), Dun Well Pit (HER 3206), Alexandrina Pit (HER 3219), Meadows Pit (HER 6848), Nicholson's Pit (HER 3201), North Pit (HER 3197), Plain Pit (HER 3198), Resolution Pit (NZ 311 476). In 1790 a boring had been put down in South Pit in East Rainton by a Mr Rawlings, to a depth of 10 fathoms. Whellan reported that in 1894 Rainton Colliery had 31 stationary engines, 38 boilers, 1185 workers and 835 workmen's houses.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

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

Hazard Pit, pre 1915. Source: hettonlocalhistory.org.uk

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