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Catherine Pit, Crawcrook





Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

12 Jun 2023




Description (or HER record listing)

This Coal Shaft is marked as ‘Old’ on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey plan, so was probably out of use by 1856. It was linked by a pre-1850s waggonway which led south west towards Bradley Fell.

There was also a pit here established in the late 1890s, but never produced any coals and was an alternative means of access and escape to the Emma Pit. Manure from the pit ponies was also taken out of this entrance and used in the adjacent allotments. The last legacy of this pit is a small white stone at the site commemorating the pit.

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

The Catherine Pit, undated. Unknown original source.

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Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

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