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Mount Moor Colliery

Springwell, Gateshead

54.913032,-1.565755

Spring Vale Colliery

Vale Pit

Reclaimed

Last Updated:

16 Sept 2021

Owners: 

John Bowes & Co. (1850s), Marley Hill Coal Co. (1860s -)

HER Info

Mount Moor Colliery, Vale Pit. Opened before 1826, closed May 1931. In the 1850s the colliery was owned by John Bowes & Co, and later by the Marley Hill Coal Co. Mount Moor Colliery was probably operating by the early 18th century, since references in Washingron Parish registers show that as early as 1729 The Mount was inhabited by pitmen. Some of these workings had been abandoned by 1782, but the colliery is known to have been working in the mid-19th century, notably at Vale Pit.

Ordnance Survey, 1898

Ordnance Survey, 1898

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

Mount Moor Colliery, date unknown. Source: Raggyspelk

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