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3738

Farnacres Colliery

Dunston, Gateshead

54.949048,-1.635564

Beams Wheels Pit

Opened:

Closed:

Entry Created:

3 Sept 2021

Last Updated:

8 Sept 2021

Redeveloped

Condition:

Owners: 

Edward Hogg (1880s), Atherton & Snowdon (1890s)

Description (or HER record listing)

Farnacres Colliery was served by the Team Colliery Wagonway (SMR 3741). Also called Beams Wheels Pit. Sinking began in 1840. Owned by Hogg, Atherton and Snowdon. On 23 October 1840 5 people drowned in the pit.

Ordnance Survey, 1862

Ordnance Survey, 1862

Farnacres Cottages with colliery nearby. Source: gatesheadhistory.com

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